Charlene Arrowsmith photograph collection, 1970-1999

Overview of the Collection

Arrowsmith, Charlene Hopkins, 1928-2019
Charlene Arrowsmith photograph collection
1970-1999 (inclusive)
724 items, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Charlene Hopkins Arrowsmith (1928-2019) was a Utah artist specializing in plein air oil and watercolor paintings, particularly of the Midway and Wanship areas of Utah. This collection contains portraits of Arrowsmith and photographs of her family, friends, and life. It also contains photographs of landscapes, flowers, and scenes around Utah and photographs of artwork created by Arrowsmith.
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

Charlene Hopkins Arrowsmith (1928-2019) was born on January 18, 1928, in Provo, Utah to Leola Scott and Adelbert Blair Hopkins. On November 19, 1948, she married Duane “Duey” Arrowsmith; together, they had two daughters. Arrowsmith worked as office manager for Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Salt Lake City, Utah, for 20 years, retiring in 1983. Arrowsmith was an avid quilter whose work was displayed in a juried show at the Springville Art Museum. She was also a dedicated artist, working in oil and watercolor. Arrowsmith was a plein air painter and many of her works depict the Midway and Wanship areas of Utah. Arrowsmith’s work was displayed at numerous art galleries, shows, and at the Utah State Fair and other competitive shows, and she was included in the 1999 book Artists of Utah. Charlene Arrowsmith died on November 28, 2019.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Charlene Arrowsmith photograph collection consist of 2 boxes containing 724 color photographs, polaroids, postcards, slides, and negatives of Arrowsmith's life, family, travels, and artwork. The collection contains reference photographs of Utah scenery, landscape, animals, and flowers which Arrowsmith used for her paintings. The collection dates from approximately 1970 to 1999.

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 Charlene Arrowsmith photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Charlene Arrowsmith photograph collection, P1648, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P1648.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged by subject

Acquisition Information

Donated by Judith F. Jarrow in 2010.

Processing Note

Processed by Special Collections staff.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Portraits of Charlene Arrowsmith
1 2 Portraits: Unidentified People
1 3 Unidentified People making Pottery
1 4 Charlene and Duane Arrowsmith, Family, Friends
1 5 Animals
1 6 Landscapes: rock
1 7 Landscapes: desert snow
1 8 Landscape: snow
1 9 Landscapes: water and rock
1 10 Landscapes: water
1 11 Landscapes: roads and trails
1 12 Landscapes
1 13 Landscapes
1 14 Landscapes: Washington D.C.
1 15 Fall Mountains
1 16 Fall Mountains
1 17 Flower Arrangments
1 18 Flowers
1 19 Flowers
1 20 Flowers
1 21 Flowers
2 1 Stuffed animals
2 2 Still Lifes: jewelry
2 3 Still Lifes" friut
2 4 Still Lifes
2 5 Houses: Structures
2 6 Houses: Structures
2 7 Houses: Structures
2 8 Houses: Structures
2 9 Artwork
2 10 Charlene Arrowsmith and her Artwork

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Artists--Utah--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Arrowsmith, Charlene Hopkins, 1928-2019

Form or Genre Terms

  • color prints (photographs)