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Brigham Young University. Photo Studio

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1954-1996

Administrative History

The Photo Studio (1954-1996) was a support service at Brigham Young University.

The Photo Studio, also known as the Portrait Studio, was first formed in the 1930s to support the production of the Banyan yearbook, and was incorporated into the university's Auxiliary Services in 1954. It provided photographic services for students and faculty, as well as taking photographs of campus events. The studio worked with the News Bureau, and took photographs at university sporting events. It was also involved in the production of instructional photographs and graphics, though in 1972 these activities were transferred to the Instructional Photo/Graphics unit in the Instructional Services Division. Directors of the studio included Joseph Boel (1954-1956), Clark Nelson (1956-1958), Don Pugmire (1958-1964), Jerry Rogers (1964-1968), and James LeRoy Walker (1968- ). In 1996 the studio was closed as part of renovations to the Wilkinson Center.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Dec. 11, 2014 (Photo Studio; Portrait Studio; formed in 1930s in association with the Banyan; officially incorporated into Auxiliary Services, 1954; took student and campus photographs; worked with News Bureau and took pictures at sports events; produced instructional photographs and graphics; 1972, instructional work moved to Instructional Photo/Graphics in Instructional Services Division; directors, Joseph Boel (1954-1956), Clark Nelson (1956-1958), Don Pugmire (1958-1964), Jerry Rogers (1964-1968), James LeRoy Walker (1968- ); closed in 1996 during renovation of Wilkinson Center)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph M. Boel papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 498
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence and papers pertaining to journalism and news photography, with copies of the Intermountain Journalism Bulletin, and Nieman Reports, 1946-1962.
Dates: 1946-1962

Photo Studio historical photographs, 1922-1962

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 865 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains athletic, student life, Church school system, alumni, faculty and administration, and campus events and views. Topics include homecoming, building construction and dedications, sporting events, concerts, devotionals, class pictures, clubs, and commencement.
Dates: 1922-1962

Photo Studio photograph of Jesse Knight, approximately 1898

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 42
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 1 Item 95
Scope and Contents Reproduction of a photograph of Jesse Knight by Brigham Young University Photo Studio, approximately 1898. Print created between 1970 and 1975.
Dates: approximately 1898

Photo Studio photographs and negatives

 Collection
Identifier: UA 865
Overview The collection contains photographs and negatives from the Photo Studio dated 1922-1996. The materials pertain to athletics, students, faculty, homecoming, building construction and dedications, concerts, devotionals, class pictures, clubs, and commencement.
Dates: 1922-1996

Photo Studio photographs for Banyan, 1963-1984

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 865 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains student life events and campus events. Topics include class pictures, sporting events, concerts, and students at residence hall.
Dates: 1963-1984

Photo Studio photographs of Founders Day, Homecoming, and Homecoming royalties, 1930-1975

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 865 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of campus and student events. Topics include photographs of Homecoming queens and attendants.
Dates: 1930-1975

Photo Studio photographs of student life, approximately 1960-1969

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 865 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains student life, athletics, and campus events. Topics include commencement, concerts, clubs, buildings, and football.
Dates: approximately 1960-1969

Photo Studio photographs of students and campus, 1974-1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 865 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of students, student organizations, campus, and faculty. Topics include class pictures, clubs, and buildings.
Dates: 1974-1996

Photo Studio photographs of Unified Church School System, approximately 1950-1959

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 865 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of events and people associated with the Church School System. Topics include campus views, concerts, and leaderships of the Church schools.
Dates: approximately 1950-1959