Helen O'Connell photograph collection, 1940-1970

Overview of the Collection

O'Connell, Helen
Helen O'Connell photograph collection
1940-1970 (inclusive)
1 Box
Collection Number
The Helen O'Connell photograph collection consists maninly of images of Helen during her singing career.
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

Helen O'Connell (1920-1993), born in Ohio, was a popular singer from the 1930s up until her death from cancer. She sang with various bands and individuals such as Jimmy Richards' nine-piece orchestra, Larry Funk and his Band of a Thousand Melodies, Jimmy Dorsey, and Bob Eberly. She also toured with Kay Starr, Rosemary Clooney, and Rose Marie as Four Girls Four.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Helen O'Connell photograph collection consists maninly of images of Helen during her singing career.

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


By folder and subject.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joanna Aljunaidi and Myron Patterson in 2001.

Processing Note

Processed by Multimedia Division staff.

Separated Materials

See also the Manuscripts Division in Special Collections (ACCN 1873).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Helen O'Connell Headshots
1 2 Helen O'Connell Singing
1 3 General
1 4 General
1 5 "The Pussycat", San Diego
2 1 Head shots of school children
2 2 Glamour shot of woman

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Popular music--United States--Photographs

Personal Names

  • O'Connell, Helen--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs