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Photographs of Black family

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 275

Scope and Contents

Collection includes eight photographs of the Black family, as well as related families such as the Shurman and Swan families. Family members are all descendants of William Morley Black. Also includes copy negatives of some of the photographs. Dated approximately 1870-1949.


  • approximately 1870-1949

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


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by LaVar M. Black in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; LaVar M. Black; 1982.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also Sketch of the Life of William Morley Black (BX 8608 .A1 no.4576).

Processing Information

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

Register of photographs of Black family
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 March 06
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