Skip to main content

J. E. Broaddus copy of extract of Bancroft’s “History of Utah”, approximately 1891

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 16
Identifier: MSS 8608 Series 2 Sub-Series Sub-series 8

Scope and Contents

Materials include part of J. E. Broaddus's copy of Hubert Howe Bancroft's "History of Utah," 1891 edition. It contains pages 149-180 and 467-542.


  • approximately 1891


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 J. E. Broaddus Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

J. E. Broaddus (1882-1954) was a Utah optometrist, photographer, and national parks enthusiast.

John Eugene Broaddus was born January 17, 1882 in Plano, Illinois to Henry Arthur Broaddus and Viola Hail Broaddus. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1900 where he apprenticed himself to the Columbia Optical Company. He learned to make glass lenses and then became one of the leading optometrists in Utah. He married Clara Louise Deighton in 1906 and they had one daughter, Viola Louise. Sometime before 1916, he was introduced to both the natural wonders in Utah and photography. He helped to publicize many of these landscapes and campaign for them to secure national park and national monument status, including Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, and the future Dinosaur National Monument. He took photographs and created brochures for these and other sites to publicize them.

He died in Salt Lake City on April 16, 1954.


1 folder

Language of Materials


Related Materials

Hubert Howe Bancroft "History of Utah" F 826 .B21 1891

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States