Francis Urry photograph collection, 1930-1950

Overview of the Collection

Francis Urry photograph collection
1930-1950 (inclusive)
1 box
Collection Number
The Francis Urry photograph collection contains personal photographs, CBS studios, family portraits, as well as Urry in costume.
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

Francis Urry was a Utah actor with CBS radio and later with BYU films. Collection consists of Urry in costume and character in various roles. Collection briefly scans the film and theater acting career of Francis Urry. Films made typically related to Mormon themes. Included are personal images and the CBS studio where he made his debut. Also included are family portraits; groups and individual. Also included is a group of photographs featuring some obscure Hollywood cowboys who acted in the 1950s.

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

Processing Note

Processed by Mary Ann Curits in 2004.

Separated Materials

Audio-visual materials were transferred to the Francis Urry audio-visual collection (A0392).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Francis Urry in costume, personal photographs and cowboysReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
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Urry in various roles
  • Photograph 0: partial photo of Urry
  • Photograph number 1: Urry in a horse drawn carriage
  • Photograph number 2: Urry in one of his roles
  • Photograph number 3: Studio
  • Photograph number 4-5: Urry with others in a horse drawn carriage
  • Photograph number 6-15: Urry in various roles
  • Photograph number 16: Menin suits sitting down
  • Photograph number 17: Boys and men of various ages and a little girl in a white dress
  • Photograph number 18: Large group
  • Photograph number 19: woman in glasses shaking the hand of a man in a pinstriped suit
  • Photograph 20: Urry in a role
  • Photograph 21-24: Duplicates
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Personal photographs
  • Photograph number 1-2: "One of my seminary classes"
  • Photograph number 3: "My First Family"
  • Photograph number 4: Francis L. Urry and Arthur S. Green at Columbus, Georgia
  • Photograph number 5: "Keith Ranck who played my grandson in "On Borrowed Time" 1946, Lyric Theatre."
  • Photograph number 6: Don Alder and Fracis Urry playing Brigham Young and Joseph Smith
  • Photograph number 7: "This picture was taken in Hollywood when I was down there. Fall of 1952 Used for publicity during my stay there."
  • Photograph 8-9: Unidentified set and scene
  • Photograph 10: KSL float
  • Photograph number 11: "Francis L. Urry missionary picture taken just prior to my going into the mission field. 1933"
  • Photograph number 12: Taken in the Mission Field, Fall 1935
  • Photograph number 13: Postcard of unidentified group
  • Photograph number 14: Francis Urry at about 6 years of age
  • Photograph number 15-18: Unidentified scenes from plays
  • Photograph number 19: Jack and Jeanne Holiday, Idaho Falls, Wey-rite
  • Photograph number 20: Utah State Board of Education Metric Film 1976. Cast and some crew at Capitol Reef.
  • Photograph number 21: Unidentified scene from a movie.
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  • Photograph number 1: Man in cowboy costume holding reins of a horse
  • Photograph number 2: Man in cowboy costume with guitar
  • Photograph number 3: Man in cowboy costume with lasso
  • Photograph number 4: Man in elaborate appliqued cowboy costume with bandolier
  • Photograph number 5: Man in elaborate appliqued cowboy costume
  • Photograph number 6: Man on horseback in cowboy costume with guitar in front of adobe building

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Television acting--United States

Personal Names

  • Urry, Francis

Corporate Names

  • BYU Television (Provo, Utah)
  • CBS Television Network

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints--Color
  • Portraits