Ruth Harwood photograph collection, circa 1900-1950

Overview of the Collection

Ruth Harwood photograph collection
circa 1900-1950 (inclusive)
363 images
Collection Number
The Ruth Harwood photograph collection contains portraits of Ruth Harwood, Eve Marsdon, and Ruth St. Denis. There are also images of art work by Ruth Harwood and her father, James Harwood, as well as photographs of Ruth Harwood's family, home, and early life.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Ruth Harwood was an artist and the daughter of Hattie Richards Harwood and James Harwood, Jr. both also artists. The collection contains personal photographs of the Harwood family and friends. Also included are prints and negatives of both her father's and her own artwork.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Ruth Harwood papers (MS 0375).

Related Materials

See also James T. Harwood photograph collection (P0117), located in Special Collections.

See also June R. Harwood Photogaph collection (P0294), located in Special Collections.

See also Madge Tomsic photograph collection (P0689), located in Special Collections.

See also June Rose Harwood audio-visual collection (A0238), located in Special Collections.

See also Madge Tomsic collection of Ruth Harwood correspondence and drawings (MS 0672), located in Special Collections.

See also James T. Harwood papers (MS 0507), located in Special Collections.

See also June Rose Harwood papers (MS 0543), located in Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Ruth Harwood, Personal, Family, Home, Artwork and MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Ruth Harwood
  • 1-10: Portraits of Ruth Harwood
1 2
Ruth St. Dennis
  • 11-24: Photographs of dancer Ruth St. Dennis
1 3
Eve Marsdon
  • 25-28: Photographs of Eve Marsdon
1 4
  • 29-30: Artwork of Ruth Harwood
  • 31: Painting, artist unknown
  • 32-49: Artwork of James Harwood (14 Negatives of Ruth Harwood's artwork)
1 5-6
Family Pictures
  • 50-201a: Family photographs mostly taken between 1895-1910
1 7
  • 202-276: Photographs of scenery found around Ruth's home and while on family excursions
1 8
  • 277-315: Photographs of Ruth Harwood's home
1 9
  • 316-318: Photographs of Professor Joseph Peterson and his family
  • 319: Unidentified woman
  • 320: James Harwood's studio
  • 321-322: Scenes while in France in 1903
  • 323: Photograph of the dog, Jip
  • 324: Unidentified woman
  • 325: School children
1 10
Ruth Harwood
  • 326-334a: Pictures of Ruth Harwood
1 11
Family pictures
  • 335: Grandma and Grandpa Richards, Mary Johnson, Dr. Heber John Grandma and Grandpa Harwood, Mary Jane Taylor, H. James
  • 336: Willard and Jeannetta Richards and son
  • 337: Harwood family picture
1 12
  • 338-342: Miscellaneous family photos
1 13
  • 343-357: Artwork by Ruth Harwood
1 14
Unidentified photos
  • 358-363: Unidentified

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Art, American--20th century

Personal Names

  • Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
  • Harwood, Ruth, 1896-1959--Photographs
  • St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Negatives--940-1950
  • Photographic prints--1895-1950
  • Portrait photographs--1895-1950