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Fred Hartsook photograph of Heber J. Grant

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8011

Scope and Contents

Photograph taken by Hartsook of Grant when he was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  • approximately 1920


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. 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 the Fred Hartsook photograph of Heber J. Grant must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Fred Hartsook (1876-1930) was a photographer in California.

Fred Hartsook was born October 26, 1876 in Marion, Indiana into a family of photographers. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and on September 12, 1901 he married Florence Newcomb. In 1906 they moved to California and soon opened studios in Santa Ana and Santa Barbara. He later closed both of those locations and opened a studio on 636 South Broadway in Los Angeles. In 1919 he remarried Bess Hesby after a divorce. He opened a large number of studios throughout California, and took photographs of many celebrities, entrepreneurs, singer, and politicians. He died September 30, 1930 in Burbank, California.


1 photograph (0.01 linear ft.) : b&w ; 23 cm. x 18 cm.



Custodial History

Donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2012 by Barbara Allen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Barbara Allen; 2012.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


Annotation on front: "Brother and Sister Jesse Knight sincerely yours. Heber J. Grant. April 14/20."

Processing Information

Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2012.


Register of the Fred Hartsook photograph of Heber J. Grant
Lionel Thomas
2012 February 15
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