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John Y. Bearnson slides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 747

Scope and Contents

Contains 1260 slides and 1 portrait of Brigham Young. There are many slides of Utah, family, friends, and international vacations. Dated 1900-1959.


  • 1900-1959


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research; Items 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 use material from this collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

John "Jack" Young Bearnson was born February 22, 1899, at Winter Quarters (near the present town of Scofield), Utah, to Finnbogi and Josephine Marie Christen Jensen Bearnson. Bearnson served in both World War I and II. He was involved in many groups including the Federalized National Guard, the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion, and was general marshal of the Springville Days celebration in the spring of 1983. He was an active member of the LDS church and served as a bishop and a member of the high council. An avid genealogist, Bearnson traced his own generations back to 239 AD. He was the President of the Icelandic Association. He was given the Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland for promoting good relations between Iceland and the US.In 1977 he and his wife were called to preside over the Icelandic mission and helped to purchase the ground for the first chapel in Iceland. He died November 15, 1985, at his home in Springville.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Cathy Hammond; 1992.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also MSS 6014 John Y. Bearnson papers.

Related Materials

These items are part of the Photographs Archive.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; November 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused slides to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of John Y. Bearnson slides
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 December 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