Life of Avard T. Fairbanks, sculptor

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Life of Avard T. Fairbanks, sculptor

Dates: circa 1980

Manuscript of an unpublished biography of Avard T. Fairbanks. Item consists of a collection of stories and recollections from the life of Fairbanks. The biography originates mainly from dictations from Avard T. Fairbanks about his own life, but also includes stories from various family members on specific times in Fairbank's life. The biography covers Fairbanks early life in Utah, his studies in both the United States and abroad, his work on Latter-day Saint temples, his various sculpture projects, and his personal and family life. The collection dates from circa 1980.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fairbanks, Eugene F.
  • Call Number: MSS 7396
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7396; Life of Avard T. Fairbanks, sculptor; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7396, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Eugene Fairbanks.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Eugene Fairbanks.
Related Material
See also the Avard T. Fairbanks papers (MSS 5866).
Subject Terms
Fairbanks, Avard T. (Avard Tennyson), 1897-1987; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts; Mormon arts--History; Sculptors--Utah
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.III).
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Finding Aid Title
Life of Avard T. Fairbanks, sculptor
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:32-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Eugene F. Fairbanks (b. 1921) is a retired physician and author. He is the son of Avard T. Fairbanks.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts