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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.


  • 1960-1985


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 Willard Luce photograph collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Celia Geneva Larsen Luce (1914- 2008) was an author, poet, and educator in Utah.

Celia Geneva Larsen Luce was born December 3, 1914, in Provo, Utah. She was the daughter of Bent Franklin Larsen and Marthat Geneva Day Larsen. Celia earned a Normal Degree from BYU in 1936 and a B.S. in 1938. She taught elementary school in Bear River City, Utah (1936-37). She taught in Spring Lake, Utah (1938-1940). Durning World War II she taught in the Alpine School District. Celia was a writer and had many articles and poems published that were accompanied by Wilalrd's photographs. She died in 2008 and was buried in the Provo City cemetery.

Bigraphical History

From the Collection:

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

Willard Ray Luce, Jr., educator, writer, and photographer, 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.


8 boxes (4 (linear ft.))

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