Natural History Museum catalog
Scope and Contents
Listing of nine categories of material acquired by the museum: works of art, books, large animal specimens, fossils, insects, historical artifacts, organic products, small animal and plant specimens, and mollusks. Entries are retroactive to as early as 1873. Historical artifacts section includes several entries relating to guns and to Latter-day Saint history.
- approximately 1912-1917
- Brigham Young University (creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Micorfilm copies are open without restriction. Access to original materials with permission from either the supervisor of reference services or the university archivist.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Natural History Museum catalog must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
1 microfilm reel (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Herb Frost, an archives volunteer, came across these pages in the Vasco Tanner collection on January 6, 2000. It was determined that they should be cataloged as a unique collection in University Archives. Two copies of the museum catalog were made at an unspecified time (prior to 2000) and placed in the Bean Museum on the BYU campus. The "Encyclopedia of Mormonism" (1992) under the heading "Museums, LDS," states: "When Dr. [James E.] Talmage was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles December 8, 1911, his son, Sterling B. Talmage, was appointed [Deseret] museum curator. To provide a more convenient location for visitors, the Church enlarged the Burea of Information on Temple Square to hold several exhibits. At this time the collections were divided into categories. Some were transferred to the LDS University Museum and later to Brigham Young University."
College records (University Archives collecting policy, 2003).
- Register of Natural History Museum catalog
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 May 9
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US