Avard T. Fairbanks papers
Scope and Contents note
Correspondence (including with church officials), research, lecture notes, addresses, sketches and drawings. Personal papers and collected items of Avard T. Fairbanks and papers about Christ for the Holy City, a statue proposed for Jerusalem.
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Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Avard T. Fairbanks papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Avard Tennyson Fairbanks (1897-1987) was Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Utah.
Avard Tennyson Fairbanks was born March 2, 1897, in Provo, Utah, to John Boylston and Lilly Annetta Huish Fairbanks. He married Beatrice Maude Fox on June 25, 1918, in Honolulu, Hawaii. They had ten children. Avard's father was a talented artist, and Avard followed in his footsteps, becoming well-known at a young age. He was called a "Young Michelangelo." He graduated from Yale and the University of Michigan and was eventually appointed Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Avard died January 1, 1987, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 carton (1 linear ft.)
1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Correspondence (including with church officials), lecture notes, addresses, sketches, and drawings of Avard T. Fairbanks, a sculptor and professor of fine arts.
Custodial History note
Donated by Eugene Fairbanks, son of Avard, in 1993 and 1994.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Eugene Fairbanks; 1993 and 1994.
LDS scholarship and historiography (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Processing Information note
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 2007. Processed; Elizabeth Ballif; 2011.
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- H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.