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J. Stanley Anderson photographs and postcards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 120

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs, postcards, copy prints, photocopies and negatives of the original images produced by J. Stanley Anderson. Includes images of family and friends. Dated approximately 1880 to 1949.


  • approximately 1880-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Access

Negatives. Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from J. Stanley Anderson photographs and postcards must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

J. Stanley Anderson, otherwise known as Jedediah Stanley Anderson, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America on the 3rd of September 1866 to parents George A. Anderson Sr. and mother Mary Ann Thorne. He was married at age 29 to Mary Emily Wilderburg on 28 November 1895. They then had 6 children together. At age 51 he was drafted into World War I. He then moved to Idaho in 1901 where he stayed and started his photography business until his retirement in 1925. His photographs mainly depict scenes and landscapes from Utah and Idaho. Notably his brother George Edward Anderson was also a photographer. J. Stanley Anderson died at the age of 83 in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States on 9 May 1950. Later he was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


3 folders (0.13 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated by Mrs. Iva V. O'Brien, daughter of Stanley J. Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Anderson in or before the 1970s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mrs. F.M. O'Brien and Mrs. A.W. Anderson.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the J. Stanley Anderson papers (MSS 1639).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; July 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of J. Stanley Andersom photographs and postcards
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 22
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States