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Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives

Identifier: UA 869

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs and negatives of students, faculty, activities, and organizations at Brigham Young University. Includes images of the performing arts and various colleges and departments. Materials date from approximately 1876 to 1996.


  • approximately 1876-1996

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 the collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Administrative History

Brigham Young University (1903-) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy. Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System (CES). The university is governed by a Board of Trustees, which, since 1939, has consisted of the First Presidency of the Church as well as other General Authorities or general officers of the Church appointed by the First Presidency. The Board of Trustees provides general direction and oversees the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The President serves as the chief executive officer and general manager of the University. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.


26 boxes (12.75 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Organized into two series: 1. Collection of Brigham Young University photographs. 2. Collection of Brigham Young University negatives.

Other Finding Aids

Alternate finding aid available online.

Custodial History

Collection compiled in University Archives between about 1950s and 1980s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Compiled; University Archives; 1950s-1980s.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Brian Reeves; 2000.

Processing Information

Processed; Abe Austin; 2012.

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; 2012.

Register Collection of Brigham Young University photographs
Abe Austin
2012 April 12
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US