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Steen and Robinson families photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 404

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 42 photographs of the Steen and Robinson families, as well as members of the Skousen, Clapp, and Nielson families. Photographs were originally taken between the 1870s and the 1910s.


  • approximately 1870-1919

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Steen and Robinson families photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

The Robinson family, headed by Nathan B. Robinson (1850-1882), was from Utah. The Robinsons were farmers, and lived in communities across Utah and into Arizona. After Nathan's death, his wife remarried and the family moved to the Mormon colonies in Northern Mexico.

Biographical / Historical

The Steen family, headed by John Steen (1830-1911), was originally from Ohio. After John's marriage, the Steens operated farms across the Midwest, living in Oklahoma and Iowa.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

1 oversize folders (0.16 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.04 linear ft.)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Doris R. Steen; 1985.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Register of Steen and Robinson families photographs
Rose Frank
2011 November 30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States