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John H. Campe and William Henry Jackson photographs of Utah and Colorado

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 265

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 11 photographs of Utah and Colorado landscapes and towns. All are photographs mounted on card and most are albumen prints. The photographers of these are either John H. Campe or William Henry Jackson, with the creator of each photograph clearly noted on the card. Dated approximately 1870-1940.


  • approximately 1870-1940


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

John H. Campe was born in approximately 1846 in Norway. John was a photographer and draftsman in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

William Henry Jackson was born April 4, 1843, in Keeseville, New York. He was a man of great energy and love for the outdoors and especially the breadth and heights of the mountain West. His life spanned the first century of the new visual art of photography and the great era of westward expansion. He began his photography career in 1858 in New York as a photographic retouching artist in the burgeoning photography industry and ended it in New York City with his death in 1942. In between these years he became increasingly proficient in his chosen field through his studio and field work in Omaha, Nebraska, his nine year odyssey as the official photographer with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden’s United States Geological Survey of the Territories, his 15 years in Denver, Colorado, 17 months of Asian and Pacific travel with the World Transportation Commission, his 27 years in Detroit associated with the Detroit Photographic Company and its successor the Detroit Publishing Company, and finally his highly productive "so-called" retirement years from 1924 to 1942. He died on June 30, 1942, in New York, New York at the age of 99.


2 folders (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Provenance unknown; 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown; 2022.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

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

Register of John H. Campe and William Henry Jackson photographs of Utah and Colorado
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