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The Farrell R. Collett Collection

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

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Collection Overview +/-

Title: The Farrell R. Collett Collection
Dates: 1932-1996 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 045
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Applications, Awards and Honors, Brichures, and Consignement Records
item 1.: Application for Fellowship: 1975.
item 2.: Awards and Honors: American Art Week Award; 1967, 1968.
item 3.: Awards and Honors: Brigham Young University award for service on Yar Book, Banyan, May, 1928.
item 4.: Awards and Honors: Brigham Young University certificate of election as student body president, 1931-1932.
item 5.: Awards and Honors: Brigham Young University diplomas of graduation; BA, 1932, MA, 1946.
item 6.: Awards and Honors: Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club, April 1982.
item 7.: Awards and Honors: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ diploma of graduation from seminary, 1926
item 8.: Awards and Honors: Elementary school diploma from Bear Lake County, Idaho, 1921.
item 9.: Awards and Honors: High School diploma of graduation from Montpelier High, Idaho, 1926.
item 10.: Awards and Honors: Kiwanis International Poster Contest prize winners for 1948.
item 11.: Awards and Honors: Kiwanis International Poster Contest winners for 1948.
item 12.: Awards and Honors: Latham Foundation International Poster Contest Certificate of Merit; 1934, 1948.
item 13.: Awards and Honors: National Geographic Society Recognition of Support, 1979.
item 14.: Awards and Honors: National Small Business Association of Achievement, 1977.
item 15.: Awards and Honors: South Ogden Certificate of Participation for Organizing South Ogden History.
item 16.: Awards and Honors: Utah Academy of Sciences, Art, and Letters recognition of work in art, 1972.
item 17.: Awards and Honors: Utah Board of Education certificates for high school and vocational school teaching; 1938, 1940.
item 18.: Awards and Honors: Utah Centennial Exposition Certificate of Honor for painting, 1947.
item 19.: Awards and Honors: Utah Institute of Fine Arts certificates of appointments; 1960, 1961
item 20.: Awards and Honors: Utah Institute of Fine Arts Honorable Mention for art work, 1954.
item 21.: Awards and Honors: Utah League of Cities and Towns Recognition of Contribution, 1976.
item 22.: Awards and Honors: Weber Dental Auxiliary citation for contribution to National Children’s Dental Health Week, 1972.
item 23.: Awards and Honors: Weber State College Associated Students Faculty of the Year Award, 1965-1966.
item 24.: Awards and Honors: Weber State College, Professor Emeritus of Art, 1976.
item 25.: Awards and Honors: Wisdom Magazine Certificate of Honor, n.d.
item 26.: Brochures and Leaflets: Individual artists.
item 27.: Brochures and Leaflets: Miscellaneous.
item 28.: Consignment Records: Miscellaneous.
Box 2: Correspondence: 1931-1969
item 1.: (1931-1938)
item 2.: (1940-1942)
item 3.: (1943)
item 4.: (1944)
item 5.: (1945-1946)
item 6.: (1947-1949)
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Box 3: Correspondence: 1970-1974
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Box 4: Correspondence: 1975-1979
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Box 5: Correspondence: 1980-1982
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Box 6: Correspondence: 1983 – 1987
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item 18.: (1980-1987)
item 19.: (1997)
Box 7: Correspondence: Undated
item 1.: “A-B”
item 2.: “C”
item 3.: “D-F”
item 4.: “G-H”
item 5.: “I-K”
item 6.: “L-N”
item 7.: “O-R”
item 8.: “S-W”
item 9.: Miscellaneous
item 10.: no title
Box 8: Exhibitions, Flyers and Guest Registers
item 1.: Exhibitions: Advertisements; Farrell R. Collett
item 2.: Exhibitions: Advertisements; Farrell R. Collett
item 3.: Exhibitions: Great Dismal Swamp and Natural History Art Show, December 28, 1973 – February 1, 1974
item 4.: Exhibitions: Individual artists
item 5.: Exhibitions: Individual artists
item 6.: Exhibitions: Miscellaneous
item 7.: Exhibitions: Miscellaneous
item 8.: Exhibitions: Miscellaneous
item 9.: Exhibitions: Miscellaneous
item 10.: Exhibitions: Miscellaneous
item 11.: Exhibitions: Miscellaneous
item 12.: Exhibitions: Society of Animal Artists
item 13.: Exhibitions: Utah State Institute of Fine Arts
item 14.: Flyers: Farrell R. Collett
item 15.: Flyers: Miscellaneous
item 16.: Guest Registers: Collett Art Exhibit, October 1963
item 17.: Guest Registers: Open house for enlistment in U. S. Navy, ca. 1942
Box 9: Illustrations
item 1.: Advertisements: Schubach Jewelers
item 2.: Advertisements: Utah – Idaho Sugar Company in The Deseret News, Centennial Edition, July 24, 1947.
item 3.: Art: Reproductions of paintings by Paul Bransom and Roy Kerswill
item 4.: Book jacket and periodical coveres
item 5.: Brochures, post card, program and schedules
item 6.: Cards and stationary
item 7.: “Centennial Side Glances”, illustrated by Farrell Collett, written by Martie Collett for Utah newspapers, 1947
item 8.: The Children’s Friend, September 1932 – December 1952
item 9.: The Children’s Friend, April 1953 – December 1954
item 10.: The Children’s Friend, January 1955 – November 1956
item 11.: The Children’s Friend, July 1957 – November 1958
item 12.: The Children’s Friend, January 1959 – July 1963
item 13.: The Children’s Friend, December 14, 1949
item 14.: The Church News, “The Missionary’s Diary”, August 1948
item 15.: The Deseret News, “Do You Know?”
item 16.: Dew Drops, April 3, 1949 – January 22, 1950
item 17.: The Improvement Era, 1950, 1952
item 18.: The Improvement Era, 1953 – 1954
item 19.: The Improvement Era, 1955
item 20.: The Improvement Era; Map, “Route of the Mormon Pioneers” 1947
item 21.: The Improvement Era, “Mulek of Zarahemla” January 1948 – September 1948
item 22.: The Improvement Era, n. d.
item 23.: Letterhead stationary
item 24.: Letterhead stationary: Brigham Young Associated Students
item 25.: Letterhead stationary: Brigham Young University year boo, The Banyan, 1931
item 26.: Letterhead stationary: Business, Gray Wolf Ranch and Socony Mobil Oil Company
item 27.: Letterhead stationary and business card
item 28.: Lettering examples
item 29.: Lithograph: Dixon and Company
item 30.: Little Learners, October 1949, December 1949
item 31.: The Living Things of Your World
item 32.: The Living Things of Your World, copy proofs
item 33.: The Living Things of Your World, copy proofs
item 34.: Menu: Ye Lions Den Restaurant
item 35.: Miscellaneous
item 36.: Naval Service
item 37.: Original color plates
item 38.: Pamphlets: “All Men Are Equal Before Fish”
item 39.: Pamphlets: “Here is Ogden”
Box 10: Illustrations
item 1.: Pen rendering and scratch board techniques
item 2.: Periodicals: Era, July 1964
item 3.: Periodicals: Farm and Family, August 1953
item 4.: Periodicals: Junior Natural History; March, 1957; April, 1957; June, 1957
item 5.: Periodical: Scribulus, Winter 1950
item 6.: Textbook illustration samples
item 7.: The U and I Cultivator, June 1946
item 8.: Weber State Terminal Education Studies, Follow-up Study of Terminal Graduates of Weber College, August, 1941
item 9.: Working sketches
item 10.: Working sketches
item 11.: All Men Are Equal Before Fish, 1982
Box 11: Itineraries, Journal, Mailing Lists, Maps, Membership
item 1.: Itineraries: Brigham Young University Alumni Association Class of ’32 Reunion, November 19, 1981; April 22, 1982
item 2.: Itineraries: Brigham Young University time schedule and procedures, April 22, 1974
item 3.: Itineraries: Conference on Children’s and Young Adult Services, June 19-24, 1972
item 4.: Itineraries: Golden Spike Empire calendar of events
item 5.: Itineraries: Oklahoma Wildlife Art Festival; 1979, 1980
item 6.: Itineraries: Society of Animal Artists 1980 Exhibition Convention
item 7.: Itineraries: Trip to Spain, 1969
item 8.: Itineraries: Weber State College Art Department exhibitions; 1972, 1973
item 9.: Journal: Travels to England, Germany and Spain, 1968 – 1969
item 10.: Mailing Lists: Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Professional Directory
item 11.: Mailing Lists: Brigham Young University Alumni Emeritus Club
item 12.: Mailing Lists: Calendar houses
item 13.: Mailing Lists: Dismal Swamp Outing
item 14.: Mailing Lists: Invitation list for graduation
item 15.: Mailing Lists: Memorialization of Collett Art Building, Weber State College
item 16.: Mailing Lists: Society of Animal Artists, Inc
item 17.: Mailing Lists: “Viajes Marsans” Addresses of travel agents
item 18.: Maps: City map of Tulsa, Oklahoma
item 19.: Memberships: Brigham Young University Alumni Association Handbooks
item 20.: Memberships: Buzzard Council of America
item 21.: Memberships: Salmagundi Club By-Laws
item 22.: Memberships: Salmagundi Club literature and membership requirements
item 23.: Memberships: Salmagundi Club membership rosters, 1972-1974
Box 12: Memorabilia and Memorandums
item 1.: Memorabilia: Brigham Young University Centennial Celebration Indenture 1975
item 2.: Memorabilia: Ducks Unlimited badge and exhibit tag
item 3.: Memorabilia: Miscellaneous; Badge, Brigham Young University pin, reproduction of Confederate money
item 4.: Memorabilia: Prize ribbons for paintings; Southwestern Utah Art Council, Utah State Fair, and Virgin Valley High School
item 5.: Memorabilia: Southwestern Wildlife Exposition, 1985
item 6.: Memorabilia: T. O. Smith School, Ogden, Utah first grade art work, n.d.
item 7.: Memorabilia: Tablecloths illustrated in Portugal and Spain.
item 8.: Memorabilia: Tape cassette of dedication of the R. K. Swenson Physical Education Building, Weber State College
item 9.: Memorabilia: Warwick Castle, England description; Seville, Spain restaurant reservation
item 10.: Memorabilia: Miscellaneous
item 11.: Memorandums: Miscellaneous
Box 13: Minutes of Meetings and Miscellaneous
item 1.: Minutes of Meetings: Golden Spike Empire Display, February, 1964
item 2.: Minutes of Meetings: Ogden Community Arts Council, 1959
item 3.: Minutes of Meetings: Utah State institute of Fine Arts Board, August 8, 1960, December 17, 1963
item 4.: Minutes of Meetings: Utah Symphony Board, May 10, 1962, n. d.
item 5.: Minutes of Meetings: Weber State College Art department, 1970
item 6.: Minutes of Meetings: Weber State College Art department, 1971
item 7.: Minutes of Meetings: Weber State College Art department, 1972
item 8.: Minutes of Meetings: Weber State College Art department, 1973
item 9.: Minutes of Meetings: Weber State College Art department, 1975-1976
item 10.: Miscellaneous Papers: Cards and invitations
item 11.: Miscellaneous papers
item 12.: Miscellaneous papers
Box 14: Naval Service Papers
item 1.: Affidavits and applications for Commission in United State Naval Reserve, 1942, 1945
item 2.: Appointments, 1942-1949
item 3.: Beneficiary slips, 1942
item 4.: Correspondence, 1945 – 1946
item 5.: Honorable Discharge, 1942, 1950
item 6.: Memorandums, 1942
item 7.: Memorandums, 1943
item 8.: Memorandums, 1944
item 9.: Memorandums, 1945 – 1949
item 10.: Memorandums, 1950 – 1955
item 11.: Memrandums, n. d.
item 12.: Miscellaneous papers
item 13.: Newsletter, The Naval Reservist, 1951, 1952
item 14.: Newspaper, Seahorse, July 1944, January 1945
item 15.: Questionnaires, 1942 – 1949
item 16.: Questionnaires, 1950 – 1954
item 17.: Transcripts of college grades.
item 18.: Trafel vouchers, 1942 – 1943
Box 15: News Clippings
item 1.: (1936-1939)
item 2.: (1940 – 1948)
item 3.: (1950 – 1959)
item 4.: (1960 – 1969)
item 5.: (1970)
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item 10.: (1975)
item 11.: (1976)
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item 15.: (1980)
item 16.: (1981)
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item 21.: (1986)
item 22.: (1987)
item 23.: (no date)
item 24.: (no date)
item 25.: (no date)
Box 16: News Releases, Newsletters and Painting Lists.
item 1.: News Releases: Grand Central Art Gallery, February 15 – 26, 1972
item 2.: News Releases: Information Services October 13, 1978
item 3.: News Releases: National Wildlife Federation, April 11, 1983; May 6, 1983, photocopy
item 4.: News Releases: Prahan College of Advanced Education, November 15, 1977
item 5.: News Releases: United Virginia February 15, 1974, photocopy
item 6.: Newsletters: Art Instruction Schools Right Off the Bat, July 1963
item 7.: Newsletters: Brigham Young University, News and Bits From the BYU, January – April 1974
item 8.: Newsletters: The Bronco Beat, 1973.
item 9.: Newsletters: Buzzard Digest, October 1982
item 10.: Newsletters: Collector’s Mart, December 1983
item 11.: Newsletters: Float Fisherman of Virginia, March 23, 1972 – May 23, 1973
item 12.: Newsletters: Hook’n Bullet News, Winter 1980
item 13.: Newsletters: The Kinsmen, Summer 1980
item 14.: Newsletters: Mines Memo, Spring 1980
item 15.: Newsletters: Sandprints, May – June 1986; July – October 1987
item 16.: Newsletters: Society of Animal Artists, June 1980; March/April 1985.
item 17.: Newsletters: Southwestern Utah Art Council, May 1986
item 18.: Newsletters: Utah’s Pentails, 1987
item 19.: Newsletters: Weber State College Faculty Bulletin, April 15, 1973; March 3, 1975; December 15, 1975; March 1979
item 20.: Painting Lists: 1962 – 1975
item 21.: Painting Lists: n. d.
Box 17: Pamphlets, Periodicals and Poems
item 1.: Pamphlets: Edinburgh College of Art Prospectus, 1968 – 1969
item 2.: Pamphlets: School of Fine Arts Seville, Spain, Abstract of Regulations; 1966
item 3.: Periodicals: Catasus, Spring 1986.
item 4.: Perioidicals: The Creel, October 1977.
item 5.: Periodicals: Deseret News Magazine, June 3, 1951
item 6.: Periodicals: The Ensign, August 1975
item 7.: Periodicals: The Franklin Mint Almanac, July 1973
item 8.: Periodicals: Illuminator, Summer 1981
item 9.: Periodicals:The Illustrator, Fall 1969
item 10.: Periodicals:Prints, July/August 1982
item 11.: Periodicals: Prints, September/October 1983
item 12.: Periodicals: St. George Magazine, Spring 1987
item 13.: Periodicals: Soaring Wings Journal, Autumn 1979
item 14.: Periodicals: Sunset, December 1983
item 15.: Periodicals: The Utah, November 1937
item 16.: Periodicals: Utah Holiday, March 3, 1975
item 17.: Periodicals: Weber State College Alumni News, Fall 1966; February 1970
item 18.: Periodicals: Wildlife Art News, March – April 1982; November – December 1984
item 19.: Periodicals: The Wye, March 1939
item 20.: Poems: Miscellaneous
Box 18: Programs
item 1.: (1932 – 1952)
item 2.: (1960 - 1969)
item 3.: (1970)
item 4.: (1971 – 1972)
item 5.: (1974)
item 6.: (1975)
item 7.: (1977)
item 8.: (1980)
item 9.: (1981)
item 10.: (1982)
item 11.: (1983)
item 12.: (1983)
item 13.: (1986 - 1987)
item 14.: (no date)
Box 19: Reports, Resumens, Songs, Speech Notes and Speeches
item 1.: Reports: American Symphony Orchestra League, 16th National Convention 1961
item 2.: Reports: Pepsi-Cola Company Annual Report, 1956
item 3.: Reports: Utah State Institute of Fine Arts; Annual Report for fiscal year July 1, 1959 – June 30, 1960
item 4.: Reports: Weber State College, Charitable Giving Report, 1983 – 1984
item 5.: Reports: Weber State College, Sabbatical Leave, 1968 – 1969
item 6.: Resumes: Farrell R. Collett
item 7.: Resumes: Miscellaneous
item 8.: Sales Receipts: Art Galleries, 1972 – 1980
item 9.: Sales Receipts: Farrell R. Collett, 1958 – 1983
item 10.: Sales Receipts: Farrell R. Collett, n. d.
item 11.: Sales Receipts: Miscellaneous
item 12.: Sales Receipts: Miscellaneous
item 13.: Songs: Brigham Young University 50th Year Reunion
item 14.: Speech Notes: Brigham Young University 50th Year Reunion
item 15.: Speech Notes: History of the Iberian Peninsula
item 16.: Speech Notes: Martie Collett speech on Farrell Collett
item 17.: Speech Notes: Weber State College Art Building dedication
item 18.: Speech Notes: “The West”
item 19.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett; “An Artist in Retrospect”
item 20.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett; Brigham Young University Student Body President
item 21.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett; “Construction of a Painting”
item 22.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett; Farrell R. Collett Art Building, Weber State College
item 23.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett; Henry Aldous Dixon Memorial Award
item 24.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett; Illustration of Children’s Books
item 25.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett; “Ogden and the Arts”
item 26.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett – Miscellaneous; “In Memory of Clarence__”
item 27.: Speeches: Farrell R. Collett, Miscellaneous; Response to Speaker
item 28.: Speeches: Alvin J. Gittins; “What Is Aught But ‘Tis Valued’, February 10, 1964
item 29.: Speeches: Dr. Helmut Hofmann; Speech at dedication of Farrell R. Collett Art Building, April 30, 1982
item 30.: Speeches: David M. Lank; Address for Annual Meeting of Society of Animal Artists, September 12, 1980
item 31.: Speeches: Robert A. McCoy; “Handwork: It’s Place in Education”, 1960
item 32.: Speeches: Jennings G. Olson; “Memories of J. Clair Anderson” December 4, 1971
item 33.: Speeches: Albert D. Swenson; “My Memories of B. Y. U.” April 17, 1980
item 34.: Speeches: Unknown speaker; Acknowledgement, n.d.
item 35.: Speeches: Unknown speaker; Introduction for Farrell R. Collett speech, n.d.
item 36.: Speeches: Unknown speaker; “M. Thatcher Allred: Distinguished Service In University Art and Letters.” March 14, 1972
Box 20: Stories, Teaching Contracts, Transcipt of Grades, Tributes and Vitasa
item 1.: Stories: The Blue Feather by Ray Littell, 1950
item 2.: Stories: Dismal Swamp Paint-in Narrative by Farrell R. Collett, n.d
item 3.: Stories: The Guns that Tamed the West, original and typewritten copies by Farrell R. Collett, 1966 9 1967
item 4.: Stories: In The Soup, by Farrell R. Collett, n.d.
item 5.: Stories: Pencil Lead Bullets, by Farrell R. Collett, n.d.
item 6.: Stories: Sketches Through Europe, by Farrell R. Collett, n.d.
item 7.: Stories: Utah Before the Wagons Came, by Farrell R. Collett, 1964, photocopies
item 9.: Teaching Contracts: 1960 – 1969
item 10.: Teaching Contracts: 1970 – 1975
item 11.: Transcipts of Grades: American Academy of Art, Brigham Young University, California School of Fine Arts, University of California, University of Utah; 1932 – 1954
item 12.: Tributes: “Farrell R. Collett” by Martie Collett and Don Jardine, n.d.
item 13.: Tributes: “The Most Unforgettable Lecture” by Don Jardine in Right Off the Bat, July 1963
item 14.: Tributes: “My Thoughts on Farrell Collett, “The Artist, The Teacher, the Man” by Martie Collett, n.d.
item 15.: Vitas: Farrell R. Collett
Box 21: Oversize: Books and Manuscript
item 1.: Books: Living Things. Frederick L. Fitzpatrick and Thomas D. Bain. Henry Holt and Company. 1958
item 2.: Books: The Scratch, vol. 2 1929 – 1930. Brigham Young University. December 1929
item 3.: Books: South Ogden city: Utah History 1848 – 1984. Ida A. Drayer. Candle Graphics. 1985
item 4.: Manuscript: History of Smithfield L. Cantwell n.d.
Box 22: Oversize: Calendars, Posters and Year Books
item 1.: Calendars: The De Laval Separator Co., 1957 – 1958
item 2.: Calendars: Sesquicentennial Mormon History Calendar, 1980
item 3.: Poster: “The Excavation of the Apasht” Weber State College, March 16 – April 20, 1984
item 4.: Year Books: Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc. 50th Anniversary 1923 – 1972
item 5.: Year Books: Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc. 1973 Year Book
item 6.: Year Books: Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc. 1974 Year Book
Box 23: Awards and Brochures
item 1.: Awards: Centennial Citation from Weber State College – August, 1989
item 2.: Awards: Certificate of Appreciation from the Democratic National Committee 1996.
item 3.: Awards: UK Utah Festival Distinguished Utahn Farrell R. Collett, 1996
item 4.: Awards: Birthday honor, n.d.
item 5.: Brochures: Weber State College Centennial; Charleston, South Carolina visitors guide, n.d.
Box 24: Correspondence: 1988 – 1996
item 1.: (1988)
item 2.: (1988)
item 3.: (1988)
item 4.: (1989)
item 5.: (1989)
item 6.: (1989)
item 7.: (1990)
item 8.: (1990)
item 9.: (1991)
item 10.: (1991)
item 11.: (1992)
item 12.: (1992)
item 13.: (1993)
item 14.: (1994)
item 15.: (1995)
item 16.: (1996)
Box 25: Exhibitions, Flyers, and Guest Registers
item 1.: Exhibitions: 1988.
item 2.: Exhibitions: 1989
item 3.: Exhibitions: 1990
item 4.: Exhibitions: 1991
item 5.: Exhibitions: 1992
item 6.: Exhibitions: 1993
item 7.: Exhibitions: 1995
item 8.: Flyers: Weber State College, Issues in Contemporary Art, 1990 – 1991
item 9.: Flyers: D. Robert Hunt exhibiti, n.d.
item 10.: Guest Registers: Farrell R. Collett, Dixie College, January 24, 1991
Box 26: Illulstrations
item 1.: Calendar: 1990
item 2.: Catalog: University of Utah Press Fall 1988 catalog
item 3.: Flyer for cover of Mammals of The Intermountain West.
item 4.: Miscellaneous Drawings by Don Jardine, October, 1990
item 5.: Color prints of Oregon Trail interpretive paintings, Farrell Collett, n.d.
item 6.: The Ten Commandments by Arthur Firberg, n.d.
item 7.: Miscellaneous illustrations
Box 27: Memorabilia
item 1.: Utah Shakespearean tickets, 1990
item 2.: Video: “Farrell Collett, A Retrospective, St. George Art Museum 1994”
Box 28: Memorabilia
item 1.: (1988)
item 2.: (1989)
item 3.: (1990)
item 4.: (1991)
item 5.: (1992)
item 6.: (1993)
item 7.: (1995)
item 8.: (1996)
item 9.: (no date)
Box 29: Newsletters
item 1.: Newsletters: Alumni Executive, Spring 1991
item 2.: Newsletters: Artist Co-op Gallery, September 1991
item 3.: Newsletters: DHCF News, Summer 1991 (c.1, c. 2)
item 4.: Newsletters: The Dixie, August – December 1990.
item 5.: Newsletters: The Dixie, January – May 1991
item 6.: Newsletters: The Dixie, June – December 1991
item 7.: Newsletters: Ingiving, August 1990
item 8.: Newsletters: St. George Art Museum News, Summer/Fall 1991
item 9.: Newsletters: Sandprints, January – May 1988
item 10.: Newsletters: Sandprints, July/August, October – December 1988
item 11.: Newsletters: Sandprints, January – March 1989
item 12.: Newsletters: Sandprints, January, March – April, July – December 1990
item 13.: Newsletters: Sandprints, January – September 1991
item 14.: Newsletters: Washington County Historical Society, October 1994
Box 30: Periodicals, Posters, Programs, Prospects
item 1.: Periodicals: Article, “The Aududon View: EPA In Name Only” by Russ Peterson, n.d.
item 2.: Periodicals: Sunstone, article, “Whe the Church is as True as the Gospel” by Eugene England, n.d.
item 3.: Periodicals: University Times, 1991
item 4.: Posters: “Posters From Around the World,” Weber State University, January 4-26, 1990
item 5.: Programs: Celebrity Concert Series, 1998-89, 1989-90, 1990-91
item 6.: Programs: Ducks Unlimited banquet, 1988
item 7.: Programs: Emeritus Club Annual Meeting, 1993
item 8.: Programs: Funeral service for Juanita Leavitt Brooks, August 26, 1989
item 9.: Programs: Mormon History Association, May 14 – 17, 1992
item 10.: Programs: UK Utah Festival 1996 fireworks display
item 11.: Programs: Weber State College, Centennial Academic Festival Week, May 1 – May 6, 1989
item 12.: Projects: Oregon Trail Interpretive Project, request for proposal, September 9, 1991
item 13.: Prospectus for Manuals of the Intermountain West, n.d.
Box 31: Reports
item 1.: Reports: Bloomington Country Club, Annual Report, March 31, 1988
item 2.: Reports: Weber State University, 1991 Annual Giving Report
item 3.: Reports: Weber State University, Charitable Giving Report 1990
Box 32: Ribbons
item: Ribbons for award-winning art of Farrell R. Collett
Box 33: Tributes
item 1.: Tributes: “Farrell R. Collett Loving Life And Art” bu Lyman Hafen
item 2.: Tributes: Ruffed Grouse Society
item 3.: Tributes: The Sixth Annual Governor’s Awards in the Arts tribute to Farrell R. Collett, (photocopy)
item 4.: Tributes: 1994 Governor’s Award in the Arts, October 1994 (photocopy)
item 5.: Tributes: UK Utah Festival 1996 Distinguished Utahns (c. 1. c. 2.)
Box 34: Photograph Collection

No 1 Utah National Guard, 1932; black and white; 7 x 11l torn

No 2 Brigham Young University graduation class, 1932; 7 ½ x 9 ½ mounted, torn

No 3 Farrell Collett, 1937; black and white; 3 x 4; good

No 4 Farrell Collett in United State Naval Unifrom, n.d.; black and white; 2 ½ x 2 ½; good

No 5 Farrell Collett with portrait of male figure at Weber State College, 1947; black and white; 3 x 4; good

No 6 Farrell Collett in theatrical production of The Wild Duck, n.d.; black and white; 5 x 7; good

No 7 Farrell Collett, n.d.; black and white; 4 ½ x 7; good

No 8 Farrell Collett with paintings,n.d.; black and white; 5 x 7; fair

No 9 Weber State College Art department. Photo includes Richard Van Wagoner, Charles Groberg, Farrell Collett, n.d.; black and white; 5 ½ x 8; good

No 10 Weber State College Art Masquerade Ball. Photo includes Farrell Collett, Mrs. Farrell Collett, Doyle Strong, Mrs. Doyle Strong, n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; mounted, good

No 11-No 13 Advertising photogrphas for the film, “The Corn is Green” n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; good

No 14 Lieutenant – Commander Farrell R. Collett with the production unit for Naval Training Aids, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California, n.d.; black and white; 2 x 3; soiled, mounted

No 15 Naval Training Schools Local Defense group, Signed, Farrell R. Collett, n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; fair

No 16 Band of musicians in U.S. naval uniform. Signed “To a swell officer and gentleman. Russ” n.d.; 3 ½ x 4 ½; good

No 17-No 54 United States Small Craft Training Center, Roosevelt Base, Terminal Island, California. Training Aids Section photographs of classes, machinery and diagrams. 1943 – 1945; black and white; 8 x 10; good

No 55 United States Small Craft Training Center, Roosevelt Base, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California. Training Aids mock-up of boilers and their operation, n.d; black and white; 8 x 10; fair, mounted

No 56 Browning Arms calendar and display background to be released August 1959, n.d.; black and white; 3 x 4; fair

No 57 Painting by Farrell Collettof a cougar lying on a tree branch, n.d.; black and whtie; 6 ½ x 9 ½; fair

No 58 Painting by Farrell Collet of two cougars walking among boulders, n.d.; color; 4 x 6; good

No 59-No 63 Interior of log home, n.d.; color; 3 ½ x 4 ½; good

No 64 Portrait of man, signed “Mr. ? Hemingway,” n.d.; black and white; 5 x 7; fair

No 65-No 66 Interior porch and outside view of same home. Two people are in each photograph; labeld “ Mr. and Mrs. ? Hemingway,” n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; good

No 67 Portrait of Stan Watts, Brigham Young University basketball coach, n.d.; black and white; 3 ½ x 4 ½; good, mounted

No 68 Full length portrait of Stan Watts; n.d.; black and white; 5 x 7; good

No 69 Portrait of William P. Miller, former president of Weber State College, n.d.; black and white; 5 ½ x 7; fair

No 70-No 71 Farrell R. Collet with oil painting. Easel is lableled DDO/DSA Contest. Defense Depot Ogden photograph, December 21, 1966; black and white; 8 x 10; fair

No 72 Farrell R. Collett holding painting. The other man in photographs is identified as Harry Taylor, n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; soiled

No 73 Farrell R. Collett putting finishing touches on his work for the Bicentennial Historical Art Collection. Richard Van Wagoner and Charles Groberg look on, n.d.; 8 x 10; soiled

No 74 Two unidentified people standing in front of Collett’s painting of elk, n.d.; black and white; 7 1/2x 9 ½; good

No 75 Group photograph including Farrell Collett. Top row left to right: Peter Ring, Jim Killen, Chuck Ripper, Emily Whaley, Bob Hines, Sue Bourneque, Art Cook, Ed Bierly. Bottom row left to right: Farrell Collett, Luther Goldman, Elliott Porter, Ger. Lucas, n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; good

No 76 Farrell Collett receiving third place awards at the National Wildlife Federation “Wildlife in Art” show, Washington D. C., left to right: Lorne Greene, Master of Ceremonies, Farrell Collett, Mrs. WalterMondale and man, 1983; black and white; 5 x 7; good

No 77 Farrell Collett receiving the Henry Aldous Dixon Award, May 4, 1973. Mrs. Martie Collett is seated to the left of Farrell, black and white; 5 x 7; good

No 78 Farrell Collet at art exhibition, speaking with unidentified people, n.d.; black and white; 4 x 6; good

No 79 Farrell Collett and Dr. Helmut Hofmann holding advertising placards for All Men are Equal Before Fish, n.d.; color; 3 ½ x 5; good

No 80-No 81 Farrell Collett in front of easel and painting with paintbrushes, 1980; color; 4 x 5; good

No 82 Farrell Collett sketching for group at the Dismal Swamp Paint-In, n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; good

No 83 Brigham Young University Class of 1932. April 22, 1982; Farrell Collett on top row, 11th from left, 1982; black and white; 8 x 10; soiled

No 84 Photograph of dessert, English trifle, Farrell Collett painting in background, n.d.; black and white; 6 x 9 ½; good

No 85 Photograph of frozen dessrt with teacup and saucer, n.d.; black and white; 7 x 9 ½; good

No 86 Mrs. Martie Collett dishing gazpacho, Farrell Collett paintings in background, n.d.; black and white; 8 ½ x 12; good

No 87 Farrell Collett with supper dishes from other lands, n.d.; black and white; 8 x 12; good

No 88 Farrell and Martie Collett near unfinished painting by the artist, n.d.; black and white; oversize (c., c.2); 10 x 13; good

No 89 Farrell and Martie Collett in the couple’s home, drawings and painting by Farrell Collett, n.d.; black and white; oversize; 11 x 13 ½; good

No 90 Farrell Collett sitting near unfinished painting, n.d.; black and white; oversize; 11 x 13 ½; good

No 91 Preparatory sketch for painting, “Wasatch Braves” for WASatch Jr. High School, Granite District, Utah, n.d.; black and white; 3 x 4; scratched

No 92 Farrell Collett sketching for Casper College workshop participants, June 23, 1972; color; 3 ½ x 3 ½; good

No 93-No 94 Illustrations for cover of Wilderness Champion, n.d.; polaroid; color; 3 ½ x 4; good

No 95-No 98 Interior views of American Embassy in Norway, Farrell Collett’s paintings are among paintings displayed, n.d.; color; 3 ½ x 5; good

No 99 Farrell Collett putting finishing touches on painting of Spanish woman, n.d.; black and white; 4 ½ x 7; good, mounted

No 100 Farrell Collett with two unidentified people, n.d.; black and white; 8 x 10; fair

No 101-No 112 Weber State College graduation ceremonies, Farrell r. Collett receiving Degree of Professor Emeritus of Art, 1976; 3 ½ x 5; good

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Born: Farrell Reuben Collett. November 13, 1907, Bennington, Idaho.

Educated: A.B., M.A., degrees in Art. Brigham Young University, 1932, 1946. Graduate work Universit of Utah, 1950-1952. Additional art study includes: California School of Fine Art, 1934; Art Institute of Chicago, 1935, 1937; American Adademy of Art, Chicago, 1938; Art Center School, Los Angeles, 1948-49; Art Student League, New York City, a 1955-56.

Married: Martha Howard, 9 July 1940. Children: Michael Farrell Collett and Howard Merrill Collett.

Farrell Collett began a life-long love of art at the age of three when he could be found drawing in old ledgers the figures of Indians, horses and wildlife. In grade school, the six year old filled black boards with popular cartoon characters of the day: “Maggie and Jiggs,” “Muttand Jeff,” and the “Katanjammer Kids.” Rther than getting in trouble for this exuberance, he recalls that the principal patted him on the head and said, “Son, someday you’re going to be an artist.”

Collett continued his pursuit of a career in art by attending Brigham Young University where he supported himself and paid his tuition by operating a sign painting shop in Provo, Utah. His dream was to study illustration in New York City, but a temporary high school and college. After teaching at Provo High for five years, enabling him to spend his summers in art schools at San Francisco and Chicago, he entered a competition sponsored by Walt Disney Productions where the winners would be employed to work on Disney’s animated movies. Out of 1400 artists, Collett was one of six applicants offered contracts. After two weeks of working at Disney, however, he returned to his teaching job in Provo. Teaching, to Collett, was more rewarding than just earning money, and over the many years, he would befriend many students inviting them to his home for meals and lodging. Collett would later recall, “ I knew what it was to be poor, and I always remembered the interest my teachers at Brigham Young had shown me as a student.

In 1939, Collett established the Art department at Weber College in Ogden, Utah. For the next thirty-seven years, with two notable absences, he continued to teach there. During this time, while the college went from a two-year to a four-year institution, Collett created a curriculum emphasizing illustration.

In 1940, Collett met and married Martha “Martie” Howard. Soon afterwards, Collett joined the U. S. Navy where he became a llieutenant commander on a minesweeper. In 1955, he, Martie and their two young sons moved to New York City where Collett worked as an illustrator for two-years. They returned to Utah in 1957, however, and Collett resumed his teaching career at Weber. He had proven to himself that he could “make the grade in the New York art market,” but his love for Utah and teaching was what was truly important to him. In 1966, Martie Collett joined the Weber faculty as well, where she was Professor of Library Science and creator of the Howell Library and Special Collections department.

Collett retired from Weber State as Professor Emeritus of Art in 1976. A year on’s later Weber State awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. Prior to that time he had received the Alumni Association’s Henry Aldous Dixon award. In May, 1982, Collett was again honored by the institution when it named the art building after him.

Farrell and Martie moved to St. George, Utah in 1986. This retirement living in spectacular Southern Utah has allowed Collett to paint full-time continually, taking on commissions and assignments. He sketches constantly, whether he is traveling locally or overseas as he and Martie did to Great Britain and Spain in 1969. He has also exhibited his work in numerous state and national shows, and he has received many awards and honors, one of the most notalbe being the UK Festival 1996 Distinguished Utah tribute.

Throughout his productive years, full of achievement and service to others, Farrell Collett has retained the sense of childlike joy and wonder of the world around him which is reflected in his images of wildlife and people. In every work of art Collett creates, he transfers this remarkable spirit to the world as his gift for a long and happy life.

Content Description +/-

Over ten linear feet of awards, brochures, correspondence, flyers, reproductions of illustrations, memorabilia, military papers, news clippings, periodicals, photographs, poems and stories are contained in MS 45.

The material in this collection spans the career of one of Utah’s best known artists and teachers whose illustrations and paintings depicting the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains and Great Basin regions have exemplified the unique beauty of Western American. This collection which was received in two groups, between 1986 and 1996, had been grouped and organized in the following arrangement:

Application, Awards and Honors, Brochures, and Consignment Records (Box 1, 23): Information pertaining to awards and honors, and art exhibitions of Collett’s art career. Included are consignment record to and from various art agencies.

Correspondence (Box 2-7, 24): Letters and cards written and received by Mr. Collett.

Exhibitions, Flyers, and Guest Registers (Box 8, 25): Exhibition notices and flyers for various artists including Mr. Collett. Included are guest registers for art exhibits and a reception prior to leaving for military service.

Illustrations (Boxes 9-10, 26): Illustrations by Mr. Collett for advertisements, books, brochures, naval service, pamphlets, periodicals and stationary. Included are reproductions or working sketches.

Itineraries, Journal, Mailing Lists, Maps, Membership (Box 11): Included are itineraries for various functions, a journal kept during sabbatical leave to Europe, mailing lists for numerous organizations and membership information for various associations.

Memorabilia and Memorandums (Box 12, 27): Included are badges from art exhibits and expositions, grade school art, souvenirs from travels and a tape cassette of a building dedication. Also included are memorandums from Mr. Collett’s career in illustrating and teaching.

Minutes of Meeting and Miscellaneous (Box 13): Information pertaining to meetings of various organizations including the Weber State College Art department. Miscellaneous items include invitations, reproductions of photographs, and papers relating to Mr. Collett’s art career.

Naval Service Papers (Box 14): Papers pertaining to Mr. Collett’s service in the United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

News Clippings (Box 15, 28): Information concerning Mr. Collett’s career in art and teaching from 1936 to 1987.

Newsletters, News Releases, and Painting Lists (Box 16, 29): Newsletters from numerous organizations, news releases pertaining to art exhibits and expositions, and painting lists of works by various artist including Mr. Collett.

Oversize Material (Boxes 21-22): Books, calenders, manuscripts, poster, and year books concerning Mr. Collett’s life and career.

Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Poems (Box 17, 30): Pamphlets from foreign schools of art, and numerous periodicals with articles relating to Mr. Collett’s art and career in art. Included also are poems written by friends and associates of Mr. Collett.

Programs (Box 18): Programs to various social affairs, 1932-1987.

Reports, Resumes, Sales Receipts, Songs, Speech Notes, and Speeches (Box 20, 31): Reports from organizations including Weber State College, resumes for Mr. Collett, sales receipts from art galleries, and miscellaneous sales receipts, songs from Brigham Young University, and speech notes and speeches by Mr. Collett and other speakers.

Ribbons (Box 32): Ribbons received by Mr. Collett for award-winning art.

Tributes (Box 33): Tributes received including Governer’s Award in the Arts, 1994; UK Utah Festival Distinguished Utahn Award, 1996.

Farrell R. Collett Photograph Collection (Box 34): Contains approximately one-hundred photographs of Mr. Collett, family members, art work, and other subjects.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

This collection is arrranged by subject group.

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Processing Note:

This collection was processed by Briana Beckstrand

Creator:

Collett, Farrell R.

Language:

Collection materials are in English.

Sponsor:

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Quantity:

34 boxes

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

Author of the Finding Aid:

Sarah Langsdon

EAD Creation Date:

2011

Standard:

Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

Collett, Farrell R.

Subject Terms:

Education
Artists--Utah.

Geographical Names:

Ogden, Utah

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