C.C.A. Christensen autobiography and biographies

C.C.A. Christensen autobiography and biographies

Dates: 1900-1970

Typewritten copies of biographies and clippings relating to C. C. A. Christensen (1831-1912). Also included is an autobiography of Christensen that has been translated from the original Danish. Christensen is the most noted Mormon artist who documented much of the Mormon experience through his paintings. He also painted murals to decorate Mormon meeting houses and temples.

  • Extent: 9 items (0.07 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Christensen, C. C. A. (Carl Christian Anton), 1831-1912
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1127
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from C.C.A. Christensen autobiography and biographies 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 SC 1127; C.C.A. Christensen autobiography and biographies; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1127, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Rhea Madsen Wernz in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Rhea Madsen Wernz; 1978.
Subject Terms
Christensen family; Artists--Utah--Biography; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts; Mormons--Utah--Biography
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Biography
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Christiensen (C.C.A.) autobiography and biographies
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:42-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical Sketch

Mormon artist, pioneer and Church leader.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts