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Natural History Museum catalogs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 784

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two catalogs. One has no dates, but the acquisition entries date from approximately 1870-1917. Many objects collected and donated by James Talmage. A certain number of items cataloged as originating from early Church members, including Joseph Smith and his peers. The other catalog records museum acquisitions from 1891-1915. Acquisitions ranged from whole to part mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects, textiles, plants, fibers, seeds, grains, coral, and assorted artifacts from various parts of the world.


  • 1870-1917


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Natural History Museum catalogs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Admnistrative History

Founded as Brigham Young Academy in 1875, Brigham Young University has grown into one of the largest private institutions of higher education in the United States.


1 box (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).


Photocopies. 2 copies with the Bean Museum; originals in the Vasco Tanner collection, department of Manuscripts.

Register of Natural History Museum catalogs
Garrett Schroath
2011 August 4
Description rules
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US