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Andrew J. Russell photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 63

Scope and Contents

Collection includes original photographs taken by Andrew Joseph Russell around Utah and the western states. There are also modern reproductions and microfiche printings. Image features include Yellowstone, railroads, Native Americans, and early Utah settlers. One of the prints is a copy of the Russell photograph of the Samuel Ashton cabin and family.


  • 1868-1869


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items 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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Joseph ("A. J.") Russell was born March 20, 1829 in New Hampshire to John Russell and Harriet Robinson Russell. He is well-known for his work photographing the American Civil War and the Union Pacific Railroad. He died September 22, 1902 in New York.


1 oversize box

4 folder (0.04 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by the Oakland Museum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Oakland Museum.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Wiser; July 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Andrew J. Russell photographs
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 November 7
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