Joyce Orlob Evans photograph collection, 1840s-1980s

Overview of the Collection

Evans, Joyce Orlob
Joyce Orlob Evans photograph collection
1840s-1980s (inclusive)
102 items, (1 box)
Collection Number
Joyce Orlob Evans was a great-granddaughter of Brigham Young. She served on the board of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association, writing lyrics, film, and stage adaptations for entertainment events put on by the YWMIA. This collection contains photographs of Evans' family and images of the stage productions she was involved with, dating from the 1840s to 1980s.
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

Joyce Orlob Evans was the daughter of Rudolph and Gladys Young Orlob. She was a great-granddaughter of Brigham Young; her grandfather was Joseph Don Carlos Young. She attended the University of Utah, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a member of Junior League. In 1944, Joyce Orlob married Sears Joseph Evans (1921-1984); together, they had five children. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Evans participated in Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association (YWMIA) conferences and events, serving on the MIA general board. Joyce O. Evans wrote movies, such as “Pioneers in Petticoats,” lyrics, and stage adaptations for performance at YWMIA events. In In 1972 the organization merged with the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association to form the Aaronic Priesthood MIA Young Women.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joyce Orlob Evans photograph collection consists of 1 box containing 102 photographs and slides. The images depict Evans' family and family history, including her ancestors Brigham Young and his family. The collection also includes images documenting the stage productions that Evans was invovled with for the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association. Material in the collection dates from approximately the 1840s through 1980s.

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 Joyce Orlob Evans photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Joyce Orlob Evans photograph collection, P1466, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P1466.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged by subject

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joyce Evans in 2007.

Processing Note

Processed by Special Collections staff.

Separated Materials

See also the Joyce Orlob Evans papers (ACCN 2385) in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Related Materials

This collection forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Brigham Young and Young Family
1 2 Emily Dow Partridge Young and others.
1 3 Orlob Family
1 4 Groups
1 5 Stage Productions
1 6 Japanese Story
1 7 Building, Salt Lake City
1 8 Large Home, 1514 Arlington Drive
1 9 Photocopies

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Stage photography

Personal Names

  • Evans, Joyce Orlob

Corporate Names

  • Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association

Family Names

  • Orlob Family
  • Young Family

Form or Genre Terms

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