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Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7898

Scope and Contents

Contains four ration books used during World War II. Two belong to Alexander Hedquist, the other two belong to Vivia Hedquist. Also includes some loose stamps. Dated approximately 1942-1945.


  • approximately 1942-1945


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 Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Alexander Hedquist (1872-1965) was a student at Brigham Young Academy, a banker, and a businessman.

Alexander Hedquist was born August 9, 1872, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family moved to Provo in 1885 to improve the educational opportunities of the children. Hedquist attended Brigham Young Academy for three years. During this time he was awarded a certificate for being one of the two best spellers in the district. Mr. Hedquist was the Chamber of Commerce President from 1934 to 1936. Hedquist married Lovina Strong in 1897, but she died in 1908. He married Ella Vivia Finlayson in 1919. Hedquist died on February 5, 1965.

Biographical History

Vivia Hedquist (1885-1962) was the wife of Alexander Hedquist.

Ella Vivia Finlayson Hedquist was born February 2, 1885 in Payson, Utah. She married Alexander Hedquist on June 5, 1916. The two had six children together. She died September 17, 1962.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection materials are arranged in their original order.

Custodial History

Found in the 20th Century curator's workroom in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; 20th Century Workroom; 2011.


Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I, August 2007.)

Contains two ration books used in Provo, Utah during the Second World War.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Register of the Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manscripts processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2013.
11 April 2013
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States