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Betty Zane Grey Grosso photographs, approximately 1920-1980

Identifier: MSS 6081 Series 10 Sub-Series 6

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Betty Zane Grey Grosso with her first husband, Bob Carney, and consists predominantly of pictures of her as a teenager and with horses. It also contains photographs of her in the ground of the Altadena, California home, her daughter, Michele, and grandchild dating from 1920 to 1980.


  • approximately 1920-1980


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 Zane Grey papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Betty Zane Grey Grosso (1912-2007) was the only daughter of Zane and Lina Elise Grey.

Elizabeth Zane Grey was born on April 22, 1912 in New York. She married photographer Robert W. (Bob) Carney in 1930. They accompanied Zane Grey on various expeditions, including to Idaho, Fiji, and Tahiti. They had two children together, Michele Zane and Carol Joan, before divorcing in 1939. She later married George D. Grosso on March 16, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. They too later divorced in April 1973.

Betty Zane Grey Grosso died on January 6, 2007 in Sonoma California.


147 photographs

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