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Franklin Stewart Harris lantern slides of around-the-world trip, 1927-1928

Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 6 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains images from Harris' trip around the world during 1927 and 1928. Includes photographs of landscapes, people, and sites in Europe, the Middle East, India, East Asia, and Oceania.


  • 1927-1928


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.


3 boxes

7 folders

Language of Materials



On the trip around the world, when many countries were visited, Harris arranged the slides alphabetically by country rather than chronologically. He had an alphabetic symbol for each country and numbered the slides within each in an aesthetic, rather than a chronological, arrangement. He often gave talks with lantern slides on return from a trip, and the slides are almost certainly arranged as he wanted to present in these talks.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.


Contains images 11037-11323.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US