Willard Luce photograph collection
Willard Luce photograph collection
Dates: bulk 1960-1985, 1950-1997
Contains over 29,000 items of color transparencies, 35mm and 7x7 cm. slides, black and white negatives and prints taken by Willard Ray Luce Jr. It also contains many original copies of magazine and newspaper articles where Willard Luce's writings and/or photogrpahs appeared. Most of the photographs are of the Western United States landscapes and wildlife which includes insects, animals, and plants. Also included are several books and manuscripts and a bibliography by Celia Luce.
- Extent: 55 boxes (27.5 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
- Creator: Luce, Celia Larsen, 1914-2008. -- Luce, Willard Ray, 1914-1990
- Call Number: MSS P 718
- 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.
- Languages and Scripts
- Technical Requirements
- Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
- Arranged into nine series: 1. Animals. 2. Insects. 3. Experimental photography. 4. Plants. 5. Landscapes. 6. Landmarks. 7. People. 8. Negatives. 9. Documents and manuscripts.
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Willard Luce photograph collection 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 P 718; Willard Luce photograph collection; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS P 718, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Collection was donated to Brigham Young University as a gift from Celia Geneva Larsen Luce who was the co-creator and spouse of Willard Luce.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Celia Geneva Larsen Luce; 1991.
- Subject Terms
- Luce, Celia Larsen, 1914-2008; Animals--West (U.S.)--Photographs; Buildings--Photographs; Images; Insects--Photography; Landscapes--Photographs; Material Types; Monuments; People; Plants--Photographs
- Genre / Form
- Manuscripts; Negatives; Photographs
- Processing Information
- Processed; Elsie Smith, student photograph processor; 2012.
- Appraisal Information
- Photographs (Photograph Archives)
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Luce (Willard) photograph collection
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Elsie Smith
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-27T04:36-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
Celia Geneva Larsen Luce (1914- 2008) was an author, poet, and educator in Utah.
Celia Geneva Larsen Luce was born December 3, 1914, in Provo, Utah. She was the daughter of Bent Franklin Larsen and Marthat Geneva Day Larsen. Celia earned a Normal Degree from BYU in 1936 and a B.S. in 1938. She taught elementary school in Bear River City, Utah (1936-37). She taught in Spring Lake, Utah (1938-1940). Durning World War II she taught in the Alpine School District. Celia was a writer and had many articles and poems published that were accompanied by Wilalrd's photographs. She died in 2008 and was buried in the Provo City cemetery.
Willard Ray Luce, Jr. (1914-1990) was an educator, writer, and photographer in Utah.
Willard Ray Luce, Jr., educator, writer, and photographer, was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Price, Utah. He was the son of Willard Ray Luce, Sr., and Rachel Olsen Luce. He married Celia Grnrva Larsen on June 3, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah. During World War II, from 1945-46, he served in the Merchant Marines. Willard attended BYU and earned a Normal Degree in 1938 and a B.S. in 1947. He taught school in San Juan County, Utah (1938-19544). He taught in the Alpine School District, Orem, Utah (1944-45, 1948-54 and 1955-1973). He taught jounalism courses at BYU (1946-1947).Willard was a member of the League of Writers, serving as state President in 1948-49. Willard wrote numerous stories and atricles that were published in various magazine, newspapers and textbooks. He was also a prolific photographer. He especially photographed the western United States. He died in September 28, 1990.
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Series in MSS P 718
Willard Luce photographs of animals
Willard Luce photographs of insects
Willard Luce photographs of experimental photography
Willard Luce photographs of plants
Willard Luce photographs of landscapes
Willard Luce photographs of landmarks
Willard Luce photographs of people
Willard Luce photograph negatives
Willard Luce documents and manuscripts
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