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Historical Department collection of photographs of Brigham Young University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3700

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs taken at and around Brigham Young University (BYU) campus from the 1920s through the 1970s. Many of the photographs were used in church magazines by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The photographs document the changes on BYU campus through aerial photographs as well as photos of the various buildings constructed on campus through this time period. Several prominent church leaders as well as important university faculty members can be seen in the photographs. Also includes many photographs of students and their activities on campus.


  • approximately 1920-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Negatives restricted, but prints available for public access. 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


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred to Special Collections from the LDS Church Historical Department on November 2, 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; LDS Church Historical Department; 2006.


Campus activities (performing arts, athletics, symposia, etc.) (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.2.d, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; Jessica Schroath; 2006-2009.

Register of the Historical Department collection of photographs of Brigham Young University
L. Tom Perry Special Collections
ca. 1920s-1970s
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2010 April 2: GilEADized to correct small errors.
  • 2010 April 2: Updated to DACS and CCLA standards by Anita Hawkins.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US