- Blanche Kendall McKey photograph collection
- 1865-1915 (inclusive)18651915
- 44 photographs
- Collection Number
- The Blanche Kendall McKey photograph collection contains portraits of Blanche McKey, relatives, and friends. The collection also contains photographs of McKey performing in numerous roles in Salt Lake City, New York, and Chicago.
- University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- 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
Eily Pierson donated these photographs to the University of Utah in December 1990. The collection is comprised of late nineteenth and twentieth century century photographs of Blanche Kendall McKey's acting parts as well as her husband, William Richard McKey, and her friends.
The majority of photographs show the actress in numerous costumes from plays she performed in Salt Lake City, New York and Chicago. A good multi-page biography, written by he daughter Eily Pierson, is in her manuscripts (Accession number 1184, Box 1 Folder 6) and relates the plays, parts and dates McKey played. Many of the photographs are platinum, most of them are framed and the collection as a whole is in excellent condition.
There are also some pictures that document the Barnacle Theater where McKey began her acting career. The oversize box, shared with P0359, has three photographs.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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.
Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Collection is arranged by topic.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Blanche McKey, relatives, and friendsReturn to Top
Blanche Kendall Portraits
Blanche Kendall in Ben-Hur
Blanche Kendall in Eben Holden
Blanche Kendall in Zalmona
Blanche Kendall in Miscellaneous Roles
Blanche Kendall in Unidentified Roles
Maude Adams Portraits
Ralph Cloninger Portraits
Julia Dean Hayne Portraits
William Richard McKey Portrait
The Barnacle Theater
The Social Hall
OversizeReturn to Top
William Richard McKey, Mrs. Charles B. Hanford
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Actors--United States--Photographs
- Adams, Maude, 1872-1953--Photographs
- Hayne, Julia Dean--Photographs
- McKey, Blanche Kendall--Photographs
- McKey, William Richard--Photographs
Form or Genre Terms
- Photographic prints--1865-1915
- Portrait photographs