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George Beard photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 3
Images of George Beard Photographs
Images of George Beard Photographs

Scope and Contents

Collection consists primarily of pictorial landscapes from Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Also includes photographs of the Beard family and other individuals.


  • approximately 1880-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Access

Negatives. Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

George Beard (1855-1944) was a Mormon pioneer, photographer, merchant, bishop, mayor, and legislator. Beard was born in Stoneheads, Cheshire, England. In 1868 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and immigrated to Utah with several family members. He settled in Coalville, Utah, and married Loveinia Bullock in 1877. Beard appears to have used his photographs as an aid in landscape painting, which he also engaged in.


22 boxes (11 linear ft.)

3 oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Beard family; 1983, 2001.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Register of George Beard photographs
Rose Frank
2011 December 13
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