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Proofs, approximately 1995-2010

Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15

Scope and Contents

Materials include proofs of photographs by John Telford. These proofs range from 4 x 5 to 8.5 x 11.5. The 4 x 5 proofs were printed by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections from John Telford's original negatives. The larger prints were printed by John Telford. Many of these original prints show only a fraction of the negative. There are photographs of historic Latter-day Saint architecture, include Temples, Tabernacles, and buildings; an exhibit of these photographs; sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois; and landscapes. There are also the manila envelopes that John Telford originally used to house his negatives and proofs on the front of these envelopes indicating which negatives were inside. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010


  • approximately 1995-2010

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 materials from John Telford photographs of historic Mormon architecture 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: John Telford (1944- ) is a Utah outdoor photographer. John Telford was born December 31, 1944. Although essentially self-taught, he received an MFA from the University of Utah, where he was the supervisor of photograph at Educational Media Services, and is a Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University where he was also the former Chair of the Department of Visual Arts. He also taught at Westminster College, the Salt Lake Art Center, and Hill Air Force Base. Previously he won the prestigious Karl G. Maeser Award for Creative Excellence at BYU and has won numerous other awards and honors throughout the country. His photographs have been published extensively and exhibited both nationally and internationally and are included in numerous public and private collections. He has authored and co-authored seventeen books.


3 boxes




Arranged in 6 subseries: 1. "Bless This House" exhibit, approximately 1996. 2. Temples, approximately 2000-2010. 3. Tabernacles, approximately 1995-2000. 4. Buildings, approximately 1995-2000. 5. Nauvoo, approximately 1996-1997. 6. Landscapes, approximately 1995-2010. 7. Detail of Salt Lake 10th Ward, approximately 1995. 8. Original envelopes and proofs, approximately 1995-2010.


Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States