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Luce, Willard

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1914-1990

biographical statement

Willard Ray Luce, Jr. (1914-1990), educator, writer, and photographer in Utah.

Willard Ray Luce was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Price, Utah. He was the son of Willard Ray Luce, Sr., and Rachel Olsen Luce. He married Celia Grnrva Larsen on June 3, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah. During World War II, from 1945-46, he served in the Merchant Marines. Willard attended BYU and earned a Normal Degree in 1938 and a B.S. in 1947. He taught school in San Juan County, Utah (1938-19544). He taught in the Alpine School District, Orem, Utah (1944-45, 1948-54 and 1955-1973). He taught jounalism courses at BYU (1946-1947).Willard was a member of the League of Writers, serving as state President in 1948-49. Willard wrote numerous stories and atricles that were published in various magazine, newspapers and textbooks. He was also a prolific photographer. He especially photographed the western United States. He died in September 28, 1990.

Citation

Willard Luce photography collection, Apr. 5, 2012. (Willard Ray Luce, occupations, death and birth dates, marriage date, war time service, BYU degree and dates, school districts taught at, leauge of writers, published writer and photographer, specialty photographer on Western States).

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Willard and Celia Luce collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6784
Abstract Contains manuscripts, correspondence, drafts, and other papers relating to the works of Willard and Celia Luce. It also contains various other materials that include a Provo High yearbook, gifts from friends, etc.
Dates: 1929-2008

Willard Luce photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: 56
Identifier: MSS P 718
Scope and Contents Contains over 29,000 items of color transparencies, 35mm and 7x7 cm. slides, black and white negatives and prints taken by Willard Ray Luce Jr. It also contains many original copies of magazine and newspaper articles where Willard Luce's writings and/or photogrpahs appeared. Most of the photographs are of the Western United States landscapes and wildlife which includes insects, animals, and plants. Also included are several books and manuscripts and a bibliography by Celia Luce.
Dates: 1950-1997

Willard and Celia Luce book manuscripts and correspondence, 1929-2008

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6784 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains various book manuscripts and related correspondence between Willard and Celia and potential publishers. The books include The Mystery of the Stolen Bicycles, William Henry Jackson: Pioneer Artist and Photographer, Troubled Land, and Utah!. In addition there are several short story manuscripts. Contains manuscripts for books, particularly Utah!, a textbook used in fourth grade classrooms across the state of Utah. It also contains drafts of multiple short stories written by both Willard...
Dates: Other: 1929-2008

Willard and Celia Luce magazines, 1929-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6784 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains magazines that include the Luce's writings and photography.
Dates: 1929-2008

Willard and Celia Luce papers, 1929-2008

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6784 Series 2
Scope and Contents note These boxes contain various pamphlets, magazines, and poetry booklets. Also included is a Provo High School yearbook from 1933 and a booklet for a 50 year reunion, held in 1983, for the graduating class of 1933.
Dates: Other: 1929-2008

Willard Luce documents and manuscripts, 1960-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 718 Series 9
Scope and Contents This series contains manuscipts, research documents, articles and photographs published in magazines that were submitted by Willard Luce. The magazines include "The Friend," "Popular Photography," "Deseret News," "Releif Society Magazines," "Mountain West," and "Empire." Included are articles written by Celia Luce and accompanied by Willar'd photographs. Celia also wrote a bibliography titled "Willard and Me" which is included inthe series along with the manuscript.
Dates: 1960-1985

Willard Luce photograph negatives, 1960-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 718 Series 8
Scope and Contents This series contains 35mm negatives and various other sizes of nagative taken by Willard Luce. The series contains the negatives to many of the prints found in each series including animals, insects, experimental photography, plants, landscapes, landmarks and people. The bulk of the negatives (96 boxes) are on 4x5 in. cards placed in individual envelopes.
Dates: 1960-1985

Willard Luce photographs of animals, 1960-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 718 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains color transparencies, 35mm and 7x7 cm slides, and black and white prints taken by Willard Luce. The sereis contains images of animals. There are many variaties of water birds, tree birds and birds found at the zoo. Many of the animals such as elk, bears, and moose were photographed in their natural habitat from many locations specifically in national parks such as Yellowstone. There is also an extensive collection of deer specifically found in Utah.
Dates: 1960-1985

Willard Luce photographs of experimental photography, 1960-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 718 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains 35mm slides, 7x7 cm slides and black and white prints taken by Willard Luce. The series contains images of experimental photography such as double exposures, moire patterns, textured screen and other photogprahic experiments. These experimental images include animals, insects, buildings, landscapes and people.
Dates: 1960-1985

Willard Luce photographs of insects, 1960-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 718 Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains color transparancies, 35mm and 7x7 cm. slides, and black and white prints taken by Willard Luce. The series contains images of insects including caterpillars and butterflies, worms, moths, flies, brine shrimp, beetles, and bees. Many of the insects are on plants and some are in water.
Dates: 1960-1985