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Mattie Sparks Nutter and Zina Robinson Nutter Smith photograph albums

Identifier: MSS 9459

Scope and Contents

Three photograph albums, containing black and white photographs dated 1919-1941, as well as some ephemera. One album was created by Zina Robinson Nutter Smith, and depicts family life in Utah, a second album was collected by Mattie Sparks Nutter, containing family portraits and photographs depicting daily family life and travel in California. A third album in the collection is attributed to both Mattie and Zina.


  • 1919-1941


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Mattie Sparks Nutter was born on December 8, 1891 in Calhoun, Iowa. Her parents were James Wesley Sparks and Rebecca Florence Catherine Wiley. In 1910, she married Jack Nutter and had two sons. She died on April 8, 1963, in Riverside, California.

Biographical / Historical

Zina Robinson Nutter Smith was born on January 9, 1912, to Oscar Attewal Robinson and Alice Zina Bunting Robinson. After high school, Zina moved to Salt Lake City to work as a beautician. Style played a large role in her life, something that would later influence her to open her own interior design store, Zina's Interiors. She married twice and had two daughters. She passed away in Cedar Hills, Utah, on October 1, 2008.


2 boxes (0.8 linear ft)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Diana Nutter Pitcher in 2020.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Diana Nutter Pitcher; 2020.


Utah and the American West (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, II B VI).

Processing Information

Processed; Jaymon Roan; 2022.

Register of Mattie Sparks Nutter and Zina Robinson Nutter Smith photograph albums
In Progress
Jaymon Roan
2022 January 21
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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