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box 1: Millard F. Malin Papers (1923-1968)
folder 1: Millard F. Malin, "Biographical Sketch and Sketch of Art and Science"
folder 2: Corespondence (1965-1968)
folder 3: Millard F. Malin, "The Life-Span of the World"
folder 4: Millard F. Malin, The Mystery of the Sun (1965)
folder 5: Millard F. Malin, Mystery of the Sun Original Manuscript
folder 6: Millard F. Malin, Mystery of the Sun, Information about the Author
folder 7: Description of Newton's Law of Motion
folder 8: Plates and Figures
This folder contains original copies which are included in his book, Mystery of the Sun.
folder 9: Millard F. Malin, Poetry and Fable (1923)
This folder contains a poem entitled, "The Rockies" which was published in the Improvement Era.
folder 10: Malin's Published Articles concerning Solar Energy and Gravity (1926-1955)
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Millard Fillmore Malin (1891-1974) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1891. He was a prominent sculptor whose style was primarily realistic. Malin was one of Utah's most prominent sculptors. At the age of seventeen he had fulfilled an LDS mission to New Zealand, not knowing that he would return there as an artist. Malin began his study at the University of Utah where he met his lifetime friend and future associate, Edward O. Anderson, in 1912. Malin was a student of Edwin Evans from 1914 to 1915. Later, Malin quit school and went to work in order to earn money to study art in New York City. After arriving in New York in 1917, he found employment with, and studied under, Herman McNeil at the National Academy of Design. Malin later worked with Gutzon Borglum as an assistant on the Stone Mountain project in Georgia. Malin returned to Salt Lake City in the mid-1920s where he opened a studio with Anderson, who was an architect for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They collaborated on The Sugarhouse Pioneer Monument, which was completed in 1930. Malin also sculpted pieces for the temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Angeles, Switzerland, England, and New Zealand. Malin taught at the Utah Art Center from 1939 to 1940. Additionally, he, Calvin Fletcher and several other artists formed the Modern Artists of Utah. He died in Salt Lake City in 1974.
Content Description +/-
The Millard F. Malin papers (1923-1968) consist largely of materials concerning photographs of Malin's works as a sculptor, and a book he wrote and had published in 1965 titled The Mystery of the Sun. The emphasis of this book addresses the subject of solar phenomena. He became strongly intrigued about the nature of the sun in 1917, thus compelling him to write the above mentioned book. Original copies of the plates and figures illustrated in his book are included in the collection. There is biographic information contained in this collection, entitled, Sketch of Art and Science, which was written by Malin. Also, there is an extensive paper of the author's work in art and science, and sidelights of his book The Mystery of the Sun. A poem written by Malin is an inclusive part of his papers; it was published in the Improvement Era, an LDS Church periodical, around 1923. The last portion of this collection consists of some early articles written by Malin in 1926 and 1931, concerning gravity and solar energy; these publications are studies of the planetary system.
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Gift of Millard F. Malin in 1970.
Processed by Della L. Dye and Marijane Lambert in 1979.
Malin, Millard F., 1891-1974
Materials are in English.
0.25 linear foot
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Finding aid encoded in English.
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Finding aid prepared by Della L. Dye and Marigane Lambert
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