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Evan E. Jensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7477

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes six boxes of mixed media containing artwork by Evan Jensen. The techniques included are cartooning, illustrating, anatomy, and figure drawing. Also included within the collection are thank-you letters from either students or clients, photographs of Evan Jensen with his students, a book which he had begun writing, and various papers and leaflets. The collection dates from circa 1920 to 1980.


  • approximately 1920-1980


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Evan E. Jensen papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Evan Jensen (1910-1980) was an artist from Utah.

Evan Jensen was born in Tooele, Utah on December 29, 1910. He attended Lincoln High School in Orem Utah and later enrolled at the University of Utah to study art. He also attended the Phoenix Art Institute in New York as well as the Art Barn in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Art Center in Los Angeles, California. He was a very talented artist who worked using mixed media and techniques such as cartooning, illustrating, anatomy, and figure drawing. He created art work for several different establishments such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Utah Technical College. Evan Jensen not only worked as an instructor of commercial art at the Salt Lake area vocational school, but also designed many of their flyers, leaflets, and seals. He married Audrey Elizabeth with whom he had four children. Evan Jensen died August 12, 1980.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

3 oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Includes six mixed media boxes containing artwork by Evan Jensen. The collection dates from circa 1920 to 1980.

Custodial History note

Donated by Audrey Jensen Turner in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Audrey Jensen Turner; 1986 (A1986-175; A2009.10.464)

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Kiren Dulai; 2009.

Register of Evan E. Jensen papers
Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.
14 October 2009
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