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Juan Menchaca painting of Jim Bridger

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 8429

Scope and Contents

Contains a portrait painting of Jim Bridger painted by Menchaca in 1971.


  • 1971


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 the Juan Menchaca painting of Jim Bridger must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Juan Menchaca (1910-1999) was an American artist from Texas that lived in Colorado.

Juan Menchaca was born March 8, 1910 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He attended the Texas School of Fine Arts in Ft. Worth, then continued his training in Denver, Colorado as a portrait and landscape artist under Robert Graham and Dario Rapport. He also married Felicitas Torres, and they were the parents of five children.

Menchacha painted many portraits of explorers and trappers of the Western United States. He also worked as a museum curator, serving as chief curator at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center from 1965 to 1977. He died August 21, 1999 in Colorado.


1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

History of the material is unknown.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor; 2014.

Register of Juan Menchaca painting of Jim Bridger
Pete Hoyt
2014 April 8
Description rules
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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