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E. Keith Eddington papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6253

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, photographs, paintings, and commercial art designs from Eddington's career as a graphic designer, artist, and faculty member at the University of Utah Art Department and the Brigham Young University Design Department. Materials cover the period from the 1940s through 2007.


  • approximately 1940-2007


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 E. Keith Eddington papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

E. Keith Eddington (1923-2007) was a noted Utah portraitist and graphic designer.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Elmo Keith Eddington was raised in Lehi, Utah, and served in both the European and Pacific theaters of operation during World War II. After the war he pursued professional training in art at the University of Utah and the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, where he studied under Avard Fairbanks and Arnold Friberg, among others.

From 1952 through 1969 he taught illustration, graphic design, figure drawing, and painting at the University of Utah. In the 1980s he was a professor of design at Brigham Young University. Eddington was also co-owner and art director of the public relations firm of Circuit and Eddington and later ran his own design office, Keith Eddington & Associates.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.2 linear ft.)

7 oversize boxes (10 linear ft.)


Materials were left in original order.

Custodial History

Materials passed to son, Donald K. Eddington, who donated them to Brigham Young University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Donald K. Eddington; 2008.


Arts and Communications.

Related Materials

See also the E. Keith Eddington papers (UU_Accn1045; Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah).

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2011.

Register of E. Keith Eddington papers
John N. Gillespie
2011 August 12
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