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Mary Bybee collection of photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 651

Scope and Contents

Contains a carte-de-visite photograph album. There are also loose cartes-de-visite that were tucked in the back cover of the album. The cartes-de-visite depict family, friends, and early leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated approximately 1850-1899.


  • approximately 1850-1899


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access. Kept in cold storage; requires 24 hours advance notice to access collection.

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 the Supervisor of Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Mary Elizabeth Shurtleff was born on March 3, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arnold Riley Shurtleff and Ruth Richardson. As a family they moved to California in 1918. While in Oakland, Mary met Curtis Ray Bybee. They were married on July 17, 1937, in Oakland, California. Together they had five children. They returned with their children to Provo, Utah in 1989. Mary served for twenty years in the Oakland Temple. Mary passed away on January 23, 2008, in Orem, Utah.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1989 by Mary Bybee who acquired them from her mother's possessions after her mother's death.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Mary Bybee; 1989.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These items are part of the Photographs Archive.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; September 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photograph album. Loose cartes-de-visite were separated from the album and rehoused to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Mary Bybee collection of photographs
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 March 19
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