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Photographs of Kit Carson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 222

Scope and Contents

Collection includes black and white photographs, one cased tintype, two acrylic paintings, and some corresponding safety film negatives of images of Christopher "Kit" Carson. Dated approximately 1860-1889.


  • approximately 1860-1889

Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in folders 1-5: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Tintype in box 6: Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Negatives in folder 7: 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


6 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The photographs in this collection were primarily assembled by historian Edwin L. Sabin. Others were added to the collection from the papers of Granville Stuart and Robert Ellison, which had been partially arranged by Fred Rosenstock.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1985.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Edwin L. Sabin papers (MSS SC 1072) and the Kit Carson collection (Vault MSS 513).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; August 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Photographs of Kit Carson
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 23
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