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William Henry Jackson photographs and art, 1842-1943

Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains 1082 items, almost all of which can be attributed to Jackson. Most of the items are photographs from his career between 1858-1942, with the bulk of the photographs of scenery of the Western United States and Mexico, but also includes many images from Asian and Pacific countries visited from 1894-1896 as part of the World Transportation Commission Travels. Also contains some works of art in various media by Jackson.


  • 1842-1943


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Photographs 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 publish material from the William Henry Jackson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942, is best known as one of the most renowned 19th Century landscape photographers of the West, but he is also well-known for his artistic works in various mediums. His 99 years closely spanned the first century of the newest visual art called photography. Although his best known work centers on the Western United States, he also traveled extensively in Mexico and throughout the world and his visual work and writings reflect his broad interests and abilities.


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