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Dallas L. Hess papers

Identifier: MSS 9462

Scope and Contents

A collection of mission diaries, published religious and proselyting books and other materials in English and in German owned by Dallas L. Hess and used on his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austria and Germany. Materials dated 1915 to 1929.


  • 1915-1929


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and German.

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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Dallas Lyman Hess was born July 27, 1907, in Bountiful, Utah, to Lyman Minerd Hess and Nellie Holt Hess. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Austrian-German mission from 1927 to 1931. Following his mission he married Opal Leona Burt, and they later had two children. From 1946 to 1968 he owned and operated Fisher-Hess Pontiac Company in Ogden, Utah. Dallas passed away on October 4, 1986, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Purchased from the Grandin Book Company in November 2020.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Grandin Book Company; November 2020.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Sydney Gee; May 4, 2022.

Dallas L. Hess papers
Sydney Gee
2022 May 4
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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