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Photographs of B. H. Roberts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 132

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 168 photographs. Many are copy prints, but there are also many gelatin silver prints and gelatin printing out prints, as well as a few matte collodion prints. Also includes acetate negatives corresponding to some of the copy prints. Photographs center on B. H. Roberts, including many portraits. Also includes photographs of locations associated with him and his life. Also includes photographs of missionaries in the Eastern States mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1922-1927, during Roberts' time as mission president. Also includes a felt pennant reading "Cumorah 1823 Sept. 21-22, 1923." Dated approximately 1870-1939.


  • approximately 1870-1939

Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in box 1: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Pennant in oversize folder 2: Open for public research. Negatives in folder 3-4: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 72 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


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.2 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Other Finding Aids

Available in repository.

Custodial History

Materials were originally donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Truman G. Madsen as part of MSS 1430 B. H. Roberts Collection in 1980. Shortly thereafter, the photographic materials were separated to this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Truman Madsen, Roberts family, Chad Flake; 1980.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Starrla Pearson; December 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Photographs of B. H. Roberts
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 22
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