B. F. Larsen slides

B. F. Larsen slides

Dates: approximately 1943-1966

Materials include 225 photographs and 120 duplicates, for a total of 345 slides. 301 of these slides are photographs that may have been B.F. Larsen, the artist, of his paintings between approximately 1943 and 1966. The other 44 slides are landscape photographs taken throughout Utah between approximately 1943 and 1966.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970
  • Call Number: MSS 8242
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 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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Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Arranged in two series: 1. Slides of B. F. Larsen paintings, approximately 1943-1966. 2. Landcape photographs, approximately 1943-1966.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from B. F. Larsen slides 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 8242; B. F. Larsen slides; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8242; LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection was donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Christina Hullinger in 2012. She inherited them from her father, Bart Larsen, who inherited them from his father, Rex Larsen, who inherited them from his father, B. F. Larsen.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Christina Hullinger; 2012.
Subject Terms
Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970; Art, American--20th century; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts; Images; Landscapes; Painting; Painting, American--20th century; Painting, American--Utah--Photographs; Painting--Photographs; Painting--Utah
Genre / Form
Art; Color photographs; Photographs; Slides (Photography)
Processing Information
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Larsen (B. F.) slides
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Anne Ashton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:37-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

B.F. Larsen (1882-1970) was an artist and professor in Utah. He taught at Brigham Young University.

Bent Franklin Larsen was born in Monroe, Utah on May 10, 1882. Larsen enrolled at Snow Academy in 1899, graduating two years later. In 1906, Larsen began taking classes at BYU. His teachers were so impressed with him that he was hired as a faculty member the following year. On September 15, 1907, he married Geneva Day in the Manti Temple. They had five children -- Rex B., Eugene C., Celia G., Ronald F., and Grant A. Larsen. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at BYU in 1912 and his Master of Arts degree at the University of Utah in 1922. He also studied at several renowned institutions under gifted art teachers. He died in 1970.

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