Annette R. Dinwoodey photograph collection, 1926-2000

Overview of the Collection

Dinwoodey, Annette R.
Annette R. Dinwoodey photograph collection
1926-2000 (inclusive)
3 boxes
Collection Number
Annette Richardson Dinwoodey (1906-2007) was a Utah vocalist specializing in opera and choral music. Dinwoodey sang for many organizations and venues in Utah and across the world throughout her career, including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Salt Lake City Tabernacle. The Annette R. Dinwoodey photograph collection contains photographs related to Dinwoodey's career, including images of other musicians, and photographs of Dinwoodey's family, friends, and genealogy.
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Annette Richardson Dinwoodey was born on February 17, 1906 in Farmington, Utah, to Alamanda Bradford (1847-1921) and Reverend Linnie Gregory Richardson (1874-1955). An accomplished contralto, and although she never went to college, Dinwoodey won several music scholarships, including ones to Northwestern University and to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music. She studied under Edna Evans Johnson, Adria Brunati, and Emma Lucy Gates.

In 1928, Annette Richardson married Clinton Mills Dinwoodey (1901-1997) in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They had two children, Anna Lou Jenkins (1930-2004), and James C. Dinwoodey (1936-1994). Clinton Dinwoodey was an executive for Continental Oil, and through his position the family traveled from Houston to New York, to London. Annette Dinwoodey continued performing after her marriage, singing in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Salt Lake City Tabernacle. During her life, Dinwoodey serenaded the departing troops in World War II, sang for KSL radio (1930-1945), with the Utah Symphony, and was also the artistic director of the Oratorio Society for many years. She sang Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and in 1938, performed Hansel and Gretel with her daughter, Anna Lou Dinwoodey. Professionally, Dinwoodey worked with Dr. Otto Klemperer, Pablo Casals, Maurice Abravanel, Alfred Greenfield, Uri Mayer, and Leopold Stokowski, and was friends with pianist Grant Johannsen.

Annette Dinwoodey was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through her faith, she became a genealogist and discovered that she was a distant relative of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate States Army. Dinwoodey wrote a book about her family genealogy titled “Our Virginia and Tennessee Paternal Ancestors: Richardson, Lee, Teel, Martin, Caffery, and Warren.”

Annette Richardson Dinwoodey died on January 21, 2007, a month shy of her 101st birthday.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Annette R. Dinwoodey photograph collection consists of 3 boxes containing black-and-white and color photograph prints, slides, and negatives. Box 1 folders 1-5 contains material donated by Dinwoodey in 1982 and 2000 and contains portraits of Dinwoodey, images of her career, and photographs of other msuicians. Box 1 folders 6-13 and Boxes 2 and 3 contain additional material donated in 2006 relating primarily to Dinwoodey's personal life, family, friends, and genealogical research. Box 3 also contains duplicates of material in other boxes and folders. The collecion dates from 1926 to approximately 2000.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Annette R. Dinwoodey photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Annette R. Dinwoodey photograph collection, P0141, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P0141.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged by subject

Acquisition Information

Donated by Annette R. Dinwoodey in 1982, 2000, and 2006.

Processing Note

Processed by Special Collections staff.

Separated Materials

See also the Annette R. Dinwoodey papers (ACCN 0728) in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Related Materials

This collection forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Annette Dinwoodey, Performances, and GeneralReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Annette Dinwoodey
  • Photograph number 1-15: Portraits
1 2
Annette Dinwoodey
  • Photograph number 16-33: Snapshots
1 3
Dinwoodey with others
  • Photograph number 34-38: Rehearsals
  • Photograph number 39-48: Concerts
  • Photograph number 49-52: Friends
1 4
  • Photograph number 53: Alexander Schreiner
  • Photograph number 54: Fredell Lack
  • Photograph number 55: Maurice Abravanel
  • Photograph number 56-57: Grant Johannesen
  • Photograph number 58: Lucy Gates Young
  • Photograph number 59: Virginia Clark
1 5
  • Photograph number 60: Globe Bakery, Salt Lake City, 1877
  • Photograph number 61-63: Miscellaneous
1 6
Portraits of Annette
1 7
Music, KSL, performers, friends
1 8
Music and travel
1 9
1 10
Annette and Clint: Friends, 1953-1990
1 11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Genealogy
1 12
Annette and Clint: Later years
1 13
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren
2 1
Annette Dinwoodey's parents Alamanda Bradford and Linnie Richardson
2 2
Annette's siblings
2 3
Annette's paternal grandparents Thomas William and Sarelda Richardson
2 4
Annett's maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Gregory
2 5
Clint Dinwoodey's parents Charles and Lucy Dinwoodey
2 6
Clinton Dinwoodey's paternal grandparents James Lee and Sarah Light Dinwoodey
2 7
Annette and Clinton's children
3 1
Annette: Young
3 2
Clinton Dinwoodey
3 3
Pictures of homes
3 4
Portraits and paintings
3 5
General people
3 6
General places
3 7
General items
3 8
Slides and 35mm negatives

DuplicatesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 9
Duplicates Box 1 folders 6-9, 11
3 10
Duplicates Box 2 folders 1-3
3 11
Duplicates Box 2 folders 4-7
3 12
Duplicates Box 3

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Women musicians--Utah
  • Women singers--Utah

Personal Names

  • Dinwoodey, Annette R.

Family Names

  • Dinwoodey Family

Form or Genre Terms

  • black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • color prints (photographs)