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Beth Perry Schoen sculpture and photographs

 Collection — Box: JM010 Box 1
Identifier: JM010

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a bronze bust of James A. Michener by sculptor Beth Perry Schoen and the photographs and negatives taken by Tracy Stark of James A. Michener which were used by Schoen in creating the bust. The negatives are on permanent loan and Tracy Stark retains copyright to the images. Also included in the collection are biographical information on the sculptor, material related to the unveiling of the sculpture at the 25th Anniversary celebraion and rededication of the James A. Michener Library.

The sculpture was originally on display near the entrance to the Library Administration Office on the first floor of the James A. Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado from 1999 to 2007. A framed photograph of Beth Schoen and James A. Michener hung on a column next to the sculpture. In 2007, the bust was moved to the James A. Michener Permanent Exhibit on the library mezzanine and the framed photograph was transferred to the Beth Perry Schoen collection in Archives and Special Collections.


  • 1996 - 2000
  • Existence: 1998


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions do apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. The University of Northern Colorado does not retain copyright to the images, photographer Tracy Stark retains copyright of the images.


.417 Linear Feet (1 Box, 56 items) : Bronze bust not included in extent linear feet

Language of Materials



A bronze bust of James A. Michener by sculptor Beth Perry Schoen and other material related to the sculpture, its creation, and its unveiling at the 25th Anniversary celebration and rededication of the James A. Michener Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Friends of the James A. Michener Library purchased the bust for the James A. Michener Library collection in 1997 and it was unveiled on October 3, 1997 at the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration and Rededication of the James A. Michener Library. The negatives were given to the James A. Michener Library on permanent loan in May 1998.

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Melissa Gurney Schultz
2022 February 14
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Consolidated previous finding aid's information, added instances with box locations, and conformed to minimal DACS. Melissa Gurney Schultz

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639