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Franklin Stewart Harris photographs of Brigham Young University, Utah, and Idaho, 1924-1926

Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs that were taken after Harris came to Brigham Young University as president. There is a gap from his last photograph at Logan in 1921 to the first of the Y series in April 1924. The last photographs in this series were taken in July 1926, just before he left on his trip around the world. These photographs are 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches (6 x 10-1/2 cm).


  • 1924-1926


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Franklin Stewart Harris (1884-1960) was President of Brigham Young University from 1921 to 1945. During that time he helped the university grow both physically, with adding new buildings and also intellectually by hiring more teachers and establishing international connections for the University.

Franklin Stewart Harris was born August 29, 1884 in Benjamin, Utah. He moved with his family to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1890s to the Mormon colonies there. He would study at Brigham Young University and go on to Cornell to receive his doctorate. Harris served as president of Brigham Young University from 1921 until 1945. His administration was characterized by improvement in academics and by growth of the University's physical facilities, such as the construction of the Heber J. Grant Library building. Even with the financial pressures of the Great Depression from the late 1920s to the 1930s, Harris was able to help increase Brigham Young University attendance, library and campus facilities.

In 1945 Harris left Brigham Young University to be the president of the Utah State Agricultural College (what is now Utah State University). He died April 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


5 folders

Language of Materials



(Photographic Archives numbers 2008-2222; Harris numbers Y1-214).

These photographs were originally in an album in container 49 of MSS 340, and were each assigned a sequential Y number. The use of the "Y" designation does not mean that all of the photographs were taken at Brigham Young University, although many were.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US