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Henry Rasmusen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6118

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes materials relating to Henry N. Rasmusen's career in art including papers, artwork samples, writing samples, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera.


  • 1940-1970


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Henry Rasmusen papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Virgie D. Day served for a time as the Director of the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Her thesis entitled "Reframing the university art museum: an analysis of mission and purposes" was published in 1996. She also maintained a collection of Henry Rasmusen's papers.


2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Henry N. Rasmusen, a modernist painter, author, and professor. He taught at various western schools throughout his near 30 year career including the University of Texas, Houston Museum Art School, and the Paltri School of Art Fundamentals in San Francisco. His studio collection is now owned by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art.

Custodial History note

Donated by Virgie D. Day in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Virgie D. Day; 1990.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Register of Henry Rasmusen papers
Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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