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Eugene C. Larsen collection of B.F. Larsen materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8529

Content Description

Contains book entitled "Paintings by B.F. Larsen with Table of Contents and Index, compiled by Eugene C Larsen." Contains information on the paintings of B.F. Larsen, including each painting's name, date, size, medium, and current owner at the time of the book's compilation. Paintings date betwen 1914 and 1954 and include scenes from western Europe and Utah. Materials dated 1986.


  • 1986


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 Eugene C. Larsen collection of B.F. Larsen materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Eugene C. Larsen (1911-2006) served in World War II for four years and was the son of painter B.F. Larsen.

Eugene C. Larsen was born August 12, 1911, in Provo, Utah to B.F. and Martha Geneva Day Larsen. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 1936. He worked for the Forest Sevice during the summers and eventually earned his master's degree. He also attended Georgetown University and the Sorbonne in Paris. Larsen served in World War II for four years in North Africa and Europe. During a three-day pass, he married LaPeal Winterton on September 2, 1942 and left for war again the next day. After he was discharged, Larsen attended the University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. in Botany. He and his wife, LaPeal, had five children: Neil, Carol, Howard, Jeanene, and Brenda. After working as a Soil Scientist and Hydrologist for 23 years in Grand Junction, CO, Larsen retired in 1975 and he and his wife served a mission for the LDS church in Dallas, Texas for 18 months. They then returned to Provo and worked in the Provo Temple for 22 years.

Larsen passed away on August 4, 2006, in Provo, UT.


1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by the family of Eugene C. Larsen to the Harold B. Lee Library in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Eugene C. Larsen family; 2014.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.

Register of Eugene C. Larsen collection of B.F. Larsen materials
Clarissa McIntire
2014 December 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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