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Dell Ashworth architectural drawings collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2029

Scope and Contents

Contains professional records (partial or complete) for the following 20th century Utah County architects and architectural firms: Ashworth (Claude) & Markham (Fred), architects; Claude Shepard Ashworth, architect; Dell Shepard Ashworth, architect; TAG Architects & Engineers (architectural firm); Ashworth Group (architectural firm); Ashworth Architects (architectural firm), and Markham & Markham, architects.

The collection includes nearly every 20th century building type including schools, churches (predominately buildings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), residents, apartment buildings, commercial and industrial buildings and civic buildings (city halls, recreation centers, jails, libraries, etc.).

The building projects documented here were built in the following Utah communities: Provo, Springville, Orem, American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Nephi, Payson, Santaquin, Monticello, Richfield, Mapleton, Escalante, Salina, Midway, and Cannonville. The largest percentage of projects were built in Utah County, particularly in Provo (over one hundred projects) and Springville, Utah (just less than forty).

Dates

  • approximately 1920-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Dell Ashworth architectural drawings collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dell Sheperd Ashworth was born in Salt Lake City in 1923 and married Bette Jean Brailsford in 1946. He attended Brigham Young University and recieved his BA in Architecure from the University of California in 1949, after which he was the founding member of many Utah architectural firms, namely, Ashworth Architects (Partner 1958-1971), TAG Architects and Engineers (Principal 1971-1975), Ashworth Group, Inc. (President 1971-1992), TAG Real Estate and Investments (Vice President 1972-1977), Dell S. Ashworth and Associates, Architects (Principal 1971-1992). Ashworth also served as Architectural advisor to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Chairman of the of the Provo City Planning Commission, and Director of the Utah County Planning commission.

Extent

382 folders (18 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Contains professional records (partial or complete) for the following 20th century Utah County architects and architectural firms: Ashworth (Claude) & Markham (Fred), architects; Claude Shepard Ashworth, architect; Dell Shepard Ashworth, architect; TAG Architects & Engineers (architectural firm); Ashworth Group (architectural firm); Ashworth Architects (architectural firm), and Markham & Markham, architects. The collection includes nearly every 20th century building type including schools, churches (predominately buildings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), residents, apartment buildings, commercial and industrial buildings and civic buildings (city halls, recreation centers, jails, libraries, etc.). The building projects documented here were built in the following Utah communities: Provo, Springville, Orem, American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Nephi, Payson, Santaquin, Monticello, Richfield, Mapleton, Escalante, Salina, Midway, and Cannonville. The largest percentage of projects were built in Utah County, particularly in Provo (over one hundred projects) and Springville, Utah (just less than forty).

Arrangement

Arranged into two series: 1. Dell Ashworth file materials, 1975-1993. 2. Dell Ashworth architectural drawings, 1923-1994.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2029.xml

Custodial History

Donated by Brent Ashworth, 1998 and 1999. Prior to the donation the entire collection was in the possession of Dell Shepard Ashworth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Brent Ashworth; 1998 and 1999.

Appraisal

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; 2004.
Title
Register of the Dell Ashworth architectural drawings collection
Status
Completed
Author
P. Bradford Westwood, editor
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States