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Samuel Russell collection of photographs of the Timpanogos Club

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 237

Scope and Contents

Collection includes two photographs of the Timpanogos Club collected by Samuel Russell. Dated approximately 1909.


  • approximately 1909


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

Samuel Russell was born April 14, 1878 in Utah to Samuel Russell and Henrietta Pratt Russell. He graduated from the College of Law at the University of Virginia in 1904. He, Preston Nibley, and Joel Nibley founded the Timpanogos Club, an intellectual club meant to emulate the Royal Society of London, on February 14, 1913. He worked as a lawyer in Utah until 1917, when he left Utah with U.S. Senator William King to serve as his assistant and legal counsel. Samuel continued to work in Washington, D.C. until about 1940 as an attorney and tax expert. He died August 4, 1954, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Lalla Bell and Mary Freebarin in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lalla Bell and Mary Freebarin; 1982.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Russell family papers (MSS 1511).

Processing Information

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

Register of Samuel Russell collection of photographs of the Timpanogos Club
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