Julia Farnsworth Lund Wassmer photograph collection, 1911-1996

Overview of the Collection

Wassmer, Judy Lund, 1911-1996
Julia Farnsworth Lund Wassmer photograph collection
1911-1996 (inclusive)
.2 linear feet, (1 archives box)  :  50 items
Collection Number
The Julia Farnsworth Lund Wassmer photograph collection consists of images chronicling events throughout Julia's life, including supervising F.E.R.A and WPA projects, activities as Utah State Art Director, and organizing beautification projects which gave artists work during the depression.
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

Judy Wassmer was a well-known Utah pointer whose works appear in several Utah collections. The bulk of the photographs in this collection come from scapbooks chronicling events throughout Judy's life, including: supervising F.E.R.A and WPA projects, activities as Utah State Art Director, and organizing beautification projects put to work artists hit hard by the depression. The rest of the scrapbooks can be seen in Accn 1599. This collection also includes some photographs of Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television.

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


Collection is arranged topically.

Separated Materials

See also the Julia Farnsworth Lund Wassmer papers (ACCN 1599) located in the Multimedia Division of Special Collections.

Processing Note

Processed by Alison Christensen and Kristi Pace in 1999.

Related Materials

Forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archives.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Scrapbook Number 1
  • 1: Judy Lund and Maurice Brooks with some of his works
  • 2-4: Maurice Brooks
  • 5: Edwin Evans
  • 6: Bill Bird
  • 7: S. Paul Smith
  • 8: Henry N. Rasmusen
  • 9: WPA projects poster
  • 10: Safety Department float
  • 11-14: Daynes Bebe Warehouse in 1935
  • 15-16: Florence Ware at work in her Richards Street Studio
  • 17: William J. Parkinson, Pioneer mural-Seagulls
  • 18: William J. Parkinson and Pioneer mural
  • 19-22: Woman and Man sculpture by Millard F. Mallin?
1 2 Scrapbook Number 2
  • 1-2: Artist at work on index of American design project, William Parkinson, Cecil Smith, and Marshall, Florence Treulson
  • 3: Ray T. Ellis, Judy Lund, Artists at work on Safety Posters
  • 4: Paul Vaughn at work cutting film for screen process job
  • 5-6: Miss Florence Truelson and some samples of her index work
  • 7: State of Utah Industrial Map done by artists on the FAP for the writers project
  • 8: George Rosser and Clyde L. Cheney at work on official insignia for WPA
  • 9: Clifford Hudson, Louis A. Bergman and Ray T. Ellis making identification placecards for WPA nursery schools
  • 8a: Clifford Hudson, Robert Manson, Harold Dellstra, scree-process printing in progress.
  • 9a: Louis A. Bergman, Ray T. Ellis, Harold Dellstra, Clifford Hudson
  • 10: Mr. Bird records sampler made here in early days for index project.
  • 11: Artists at work on index of American design project.
1 3 Miscellaneous
  • 1: Lee Greene Richards working on Park Building Murals
  • 2: William J. Parkinson and painting
  • 3: S. Paul Smith, Judy Lund Wassmer and Willaim J. Parkinson at the Springville Museum of Art in 1990.
  • 4: Painting of a Native American by Florence E. Ware
  • 5-6: Judy Farnsworth Lund, Holger Cahill, and Donald Bear
  • 7: Judy Farnsworth
  • 8: Robert Hinckley and Judy Lund at the Utah State Capitol
  • 9-10: Native American Exhibit
1 4 Oil Paintings by Judy Lund
  • 1: "At the Fair" in the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Fine Art
  • 2: Nude study in charcoal
  • 3-4: Dance series
  • 5: "The Inlet" in the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Fine Art
  • 6: "Still Life" from the Theodore Milton Wassmer collection in the Fairview Museum of History and Arts
1 5 Philo T. Farnsworth
  • 1: Philo T. Farnsworth, Elma (Pem) Mrs. Farnsworth and children
  • 2: Philo T. Farnsworth and his mother
  • 3: Television studio

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Women painters--United States--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, 1906-1971--Photographs
  • Wassmer, Judy Lund, 1911-1996--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs