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Jimmy James photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3801

Scope and Contents

The collection includes 41 black and white photographs taken of aviator Charles Lindberg and his airplane, the "Spirit of St. Louis." Also included are two books about California, "The Pacific Tourist" and "Pacific Bank Hand-book of California," and one book about aviation titled "Ryan Broughams and Their Builders." The collection also includes news clippings pertaining to Ryan Aeronautics and the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also in the collection is a California (Fresno County) land deed in the name of Walter E. Wells, signed by William McKinley (President of the United States of America) on February 20, 1900.


  • 1900-1970


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access; Folders 1 and 2 kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Folder 3 with manuscript collections.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jimmy James photograph collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Jimmy James was a photographer who was asked by then-Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt to take photographs of suspected "spy" and aviator Charles Lindberg.


3 folders

Custodial History

These items were received by Special Collections in 1996.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Michael and Sharon Stokes; 1996.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These materials are part of the Photo Archives.

Register of Jimmy James photograph collection
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 13
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