Paul Hyer faculty and family papers
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence, research, microfilm, and more collected by or created by Paul Hyer as a professor of history at Brigham Young University, primarily from the late 1950s to the 1990s. This research was primarily centered on Mongolia and Tibet, and includes particular interest in Demcugdongrub, Kanjurwa Khutughtu, and the Dalai Lama. Hyer was one of the first researchers of Tibet and Mongolia from a Japanese perspective; therefore sources are in Japanese as well as Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan.
- Hyer, Paul (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English, Mongolian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Hyer faculty and family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Paul Hyer was born in Utah to Ariel C. and Johanna Hyer in 1926. He served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific from 1944 to 1946. He then served another two years as a missionary in Japan from 1946 to 1948 in the Central Pacific Mission. He then married Harriet Johns 15 December 1948. He received a bachelor's in history from Brigham Young University in 1951, master's in Asian history and Asian social institutions from Berkeley in 1953, and PhD in Asian history also from Berkeley in 1961. Hyer became a professor of history at Brigham Young University. Among his accomplishments there, he founded the Asian studies program in 1960. He spent over fourteen years in Asia and lectured at five Chinese universities. He also served as mission president in Taiwan from 1982 to 1985 and as temple president in Taiwan from 1988 to 1990. He was appointed executive director of the International Society.
27 cartons (27 linear ft.)
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Arranged into two series: 1. Paul Hyer faculty papers. 2 Paul Hyer family papers.
Other Finding Aids
More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.
Donated by Paul Hyer in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Paul Hyer; 2009.
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.III, August 2007).
Processed; Cynthia Ann Smith and Elizabeth Ballif (student processors) and John Murphy (curator); 2009.
- Books, periodicals, and informational pamphlets relating to Mongolia and Asia in general. A detailed spreadsheet of these items remains with the collection.
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Brigham Young University
- Brigham Young University. Department of History
- Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Demcuġdongrub, 1902-1966
- Histories (Literary works)
- Inner Mongolia (China)
- Kanjurwa Khutughtu, 1914-1978
- Mongolia -- Civilization -- Tibetan influences
- Thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIII, 1876-1933
- Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- History
- Register of Paul Hyer faculty and family papers
- Cynthia Ann Smith and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, and John Murphy, Curator.
- 2009 August 6
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.