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Bearnson Utah slides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 747

Scope and Contents

Bearnson Utah slides, 1900-1959 collection contains 1260 slides of Utah and 1 portrait of Brigham Young. There are also many slides of family, friends, and vacations.


  • 1900-1959


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access; Kept in cold storage; requires 24 hours advance notice to access collection.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bearnson Utah slides must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

John "Jack" Young Bearnson was born February 22, 1899, at Winter Quarters (near the present town of Scofield), Utah, to Finnbogi and Josephine Marie Christen Jensen Bearnson. Bearnson served in both World War I and II. He was involved in many groups including the Federalized National Guard, the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion, and was general marshal of the Springville Days celebration in the spring of 1983. He was an active member of the LDS church and served as a bishop and a member of the high council. An avid genealogist, Bearnson traced his own generations back to 239 AD. He was the President of the Icelandic Association. He was given the Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland for promoting good relations between Iceland and the US.In 1977 he and his wife were called to preside over the Icelandic mission and helped to purchase the ground for the first chapel in Iceland. He died November 15, 1985, at his home in Springville.


1 folder

3 boxes

1 oversize box



Custodial History

These items was donated to Special Collections in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Cathy Hammond; 1992.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also MSS 6014 John Y. Bearnson papers.

Related Materials

These items are part of the Photographs Archive.
Register of Bearnson Utah slides
Rose Frank
2011 December 12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States