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Elaine B. Evans scrapbook

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6777

Scope and Contents

The Elaine B. Evans scrapbook contains photographs of Elaine and family, an autobiography, photographs of her art work as well as talks and speeches she has given, especially with regard to her art.


  • 1979


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 Elaine B. Evans scrapbook must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Elaine Brockbank Evans (1905- ) was a Latter-Day Saint sculptor who made a life size sculpture of Adam and Eve to aid the Latter-day Saint missionary effort.

Elaine Brockbank Evans was born on 22 May 1905 in Holladay, Utah. Growing up, she took art lessons until 1923 when she took a sculpture class at the University of Oregon. She has a deep appreciation for art and used her talent to bless the lives of her family and church. She was married to Jack Evans in 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple by President McKay. She received her Master of Fine Arts degreee at the University of Michigan. For the World's Fair in New York in 1965 she made a life size sculpture of Adam and Eve for the Mormon Pavilion as a missionary aid. Several casts have been made from the original; one of these is in the Visitors Center in Salt Lake City. One of her plaques "Christ Blessing the Little Children" was placed in the Oakland Temple.


1 oversize folder (0.03 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Elaine Evans in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Elaine Evans; 1980.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.IV).

Processing Information

Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Register of Elaine B. Evans scrapbook
Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
16 March 2009
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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