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Richard L. Gunn album and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8390

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, negatives, and a photograph album. The photographs are of Brigham Young University faculty, alumni, and buildings. The negatives are details of paintings. The photo album contains portraits of members of the "B" Natural Club in 1950. Dated 1950-1976.


  • 1950-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Richard L. Gunn (1918-2013) was an art history professor at Brigham Young University.

Richard L. Gunn was born September 28, 1918 to Benjamin and Fanny Ensign Gunn. He was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked, which led him to enlist in the Army when he returned home. He attended the University of Utah for two years before transferring to Brigham Young University, where he completed a BS in Art in 1947 and an MS in Art 1950. He married Jeanne Wright in 1942, and they went on to have six children. She passed away in 1987 from the effects of cancer. He later married Jeanine Done Hansen. He taught public school for years before serving as the curator of the Springville Art Museum. He is best known for the 35 years he taught art history at BYU. He was recognized as Professor of the Year in 1972 and was presented with a Distinguished Service Award in 1976. He passed away March 28, 2013.


2 oversize folders (0.4 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by John A. Taylor for Richard L. Gunn in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard L. Gunn; 2012.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.

Register of Richard L. Gunn album and photographs
Anne Ashton
2014 February 18
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