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Vernon H. Jensen painting of student residence in Provo, Utah

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2259

Scope and Contents

Framed image depicting a small dwelling with a young man lying on the ground in front, holding a book. The structure, located near the campus of Brigham Young University, was called the Granary. A number of students who were involved in literary pursuits at the university lived in the Granary and nearby dwellings.


  • approximately 1958

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 Vernon H. Jensen painting of student residence in Provo, Utah must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Vernon H. Jensen was a student at Brigham Young University.


1 art original ; 45 x 61 cm

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Custodial History

Jensen gave the painting to Alfred L. Bush shortly after completing it. Bush kept it until January 2001, when he donated it to BYU with an explanatory note: "The Granary--a small structure behind Librarian Lucille Thorne's house on 1st East? in Provo which was the focus of a literary community at B.Y.U. in the late 1950s. Alfred Bush, poetry editor of the Wye magazine, lived in The Granary. Next door lived David Warfield Stires, . . . Douglas Kent Hall . . . , Lorraine Taylor, Richard Pope, Klaus Hansen, etc. Besides the Wye magazine, members of the group also published The Bunbury magazine and Humpribs and Tenderloin, among other unofficial BYU publications."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Alfred L. Bush; 2001.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Register of Vernon H. Jensen painting of student residence in Provo, Utah
Garrett Schroath
2011 September 16
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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