Richard L. Gunn album and photographs

Richard L. Gunn album and photographs

Dates: 1950-1976

Materials include photographs, negatives, and a photo album. The photographs are of BYU faculty, alumni, and buildings. The negatives are details of paintings. The photo album contains portraits of members of the "B" Natural Club in 1950. Dated 1950-1976.

  • Extent: 1 box (1.0 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gunn, Richard L.
  • Call Number: MSS 8390
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Richard L. Gunn album and photographs 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 8390; Richard L. Gunn album and photographs; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8390, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by John A. Taylor for Richard L. Gunn in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Richard L. Gunn; 2012.
Subject Terms
Clubs; Clubs and Societies; Social Life and Customs; Material Types; Images; Buildings--Utah--Provo--Photographs; Brigham Young University; Gunn, Richard L.
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Gunn (Richard L.) album and photographs
Finding Aid Author
Anne Ashton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-07 10:09:03 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Richard L. Gunn (1918-2013) was an art history professor at Brigham Young University.

Richard L. Gunn was born September 28, 1918 to Benjamin and Fanny Ensign Gunn. He was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked, which led him to enlist in the Army when he returned home. He attended the University of Utah for two years before transferring to Brigham Young University, where he completed a BS in Art in 1947 and an MS in Art 1950. He married Jeanne Wright in 1942, and they went on to have six children. She passed away in 1987 from the effects of cancer. He later married Jeanine Done Hansen. He taught public school for years before serving as the curator of the Springville Art Museum. He is best known for the 35 years he taught art history at BYU. He was recognized as Professor of the Year in 1972 and was presented with a Distinguished Service Award in 1976. He passed away March 28, 2013.

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