Scott D. McCoy photograph collection, 2006-2009

Overview of the Collection

McCoy, Scott D., 1970-
Scott D. McCoy photograph collection
2006-2009 (inclusive)
1 box
Collection Number
Scott D. McCoy (1970-) was a lawyer and activist for LGBTQ rights who served in the Utah State Senate from 2005 to 2009. He was the first openly gay person to serve in the Utah State Senate. This collection contains photographs related to McCoy's political career, promotional photographs, and photographs and copy prints collected by McCoy.
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

Scott Daniel McCoy was born on August 19, 1970. He received a BA from William Jewell College in 1992, an MA from George Washington University in 1994, and a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2001. In 2001, he worked as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton law firm. In 2002, he moved to Utah to clerk for Utah Supreme Court Justice Leonard H. Russon, after which he passed the Utah bar and began practicing law with Bendinger, Crockett, Petersen, Greenwood, and Casey.

McCoy was appointed to the Utah State Senate in 2005 following the resignation of Senator Paula Julander. He was elected to the position in 2006. McCoy was the first openly gay state senator in Utah. Prior to his tenure in the senate, McCoy was the Executive Director for the Don't Amend Alliance, a group against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Utah. He also served on the board of Equality Utah and was a member of and chair for the Salt Lake City Police Civilian Review Board. Following his resignation from the Utah legislature, McCoy moved to New York City to practice law with Cleary Gottlieb.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Scott D. McCoy photograph collection consists of 1 box containing 45 photographs related to Scott D. McCoy’s political career as Senator (2006-2009 General Session), promotional photos, historic photo of the Salt Lake Theatre and a copy print of the Utah State Fairgrounds.

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 Scott D. McCoy photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Scott D. McCoy photograph collection, P1629, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P1629.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged by subject

Acquisition Information

Donated by Scott D. McCoy in 2010.

Processing Note

Processed by Special Collections staff.

Separated Materials

See also the Scott D. McCoy papers (ACCN 2535) in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 2006 General Session Senator Scott McCoy
1 2 2007 General Session Senator Scott McCoy
1 3 2009 General Session Senator Scott McCoy
1 4 Personal photographs
1 5 Autographed photograph of Ashley Tisdale
1 6 Salt Lake Theater (stuck on glass)
1 7 Utah State Fairgrounds, copy print

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Gay politicians--Utah--Photographs
  • Legislators--Utah--Photographs

Personal Names

  • McCoy, Scott D., 1970-

Geographical Names

  • Salt Lake City (Utah)

Form or Genre Terms

  • black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • color prints (photographs)