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Steve Zolman collection of early Mormon photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8144

Scope and Contents

Collection is primarily comprised of portraits dating between 1865 and 1910. The majority of these portraits take the form of either cartes-de-visite or cabinet portraits. Most of the subjects are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and many are related to Brigham Young. Also contains some landscape photography, and descriptions identifying the subject of the photograph.


  • approximately 1865-2012


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 Steve Zolman collection of early Mormon photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Steve Zolman (born 1975) is an entrepreneur and founder of Pinnacle Security, Inc.

Steve Zolman was born in 1975. He studied business management at Ricks College from January to August 1998. He finished his studies at Salt Lake Community College in April 1999. Starting in April 1999, he managed a sales office for Safe Home Security, Inc. In April 2001, he founded Pinnacle Security Inc. with Kelly Walker.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into five series: 1. Collection of cartes-de-visite. 2. Collection of portraits. 3. Collection of landscape photographs. 4. Collection of ephemera. 5. Descriptions of photographs.

Custodial History

Donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Steve Zolman in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Steve Zolman; 2012.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.

Register of Steve Zolman collection of early Mormon photographs
Anne Ashton
2013 January 31
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