Elaine B. Evans scrapbook

Elaine B. Evans scrapbook

Dates: 1979

The Elaine B. Evans scrapbook contains photographs of Elaine and family, an autobiography, photographs of her art work as well as talks and speeches she has given, especially with regard to her art.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.03 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Evans, Elaine B.
  • Call Number: MSS 6777
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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 Elaine B. Evans scrapbook 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 6777; Elaine B. Evans scrapbook; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6777, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Elaine Evans in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Elaine Evans; 1980.
Subject Terms
Evans family--Photographs; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Families; Fine Arts; Mormon art; Sculpture
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Scrapbooks; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.IV).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Evans (Elaine B.) scrapbook
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-11T04:01-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Elaine Brockbank Evans (1905- ) was a Latter-Day Saint sculptor who made a life size sculpture of Adam and Eve to aid the Latter-day Saint missionary effort.

Elaine Brockbank Evans was born on 22 May 1905 in Holladay, Utah. Growing up, she took art lessons until 1923 when she took a sculpture class at the University of Oregon. She has a deep appreciation for art and used her talent to bless the lives of her family and church. She was married to Jack Evans in 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple by President McKay. She received her Master of Fine Arts degreee at the University of Michigan. For the World's Fair in New York in 1965 she made a life size sculpture of Adam and Eve for the Mormon Pavilion as a missionary aid. Several casts have been made from the original; one of these is in the Visitors Center in Salt Lake City. One of her plaques "Christ Blessing the Little Children" was placed in the Oakland Temple.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts