Research materials on George Beard

Research materials on George Beard

Dates: 1916-1974

Manuscripts and photocopies collected by Davies while researching and writing a biography entitled, "George Beard, Mormon Pioneer Artist with a Camera," privately published, ca. 1974. Collection includes Beard's memoirs and correspondence, news clippings and biographies about him, a transcript of his funeral service, Beard family histories, photographs, and a short color film made by KSL-TV regarding Beard's life. Papers include materials authored by Lovenia Bullock Beard, Edna Beard Taylor, Glenn Beard Lee and Gladys Beard Wainwright.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Beard, George, 1854-1944. -- Beard, Lovenia Bullock, 1859-1932. -- Davies, J. Kenneth, 1925. -- Lee, Glenn Beard, 1894-1965. -- Taylor, Edna Ellen Beard, 1891-1982. -- Wainwright, Gladys Beard, 1888-1949
  • Call Number: MSS 1451
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Some originals restricted.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Research materials on George Beard must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1451; Research materials on George Beard; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1451, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; J. Kenneth Davies; 1974 and 1995.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Related Material
Original photographs received in this collection have been transferred to the George Beard photograph collection.
Subject Terms
Beard, George, 1854-1944; Davies, J. Kenneth, 1925---Archives; Artists--Biography; Coalville (Utah)--History; Material Types; Painters--Utah; Scrapbooks
Genre / Form
Biography; Documentary films; Letters; Memoirs; Photographs
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Beard (George) Research materials on
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-19T10:17-0600
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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts