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Philander F. Perry photographs of Provo, Utah

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS P 355

Scope and Contents

This collection contains six postcards with images of Twin Falls, Shosone Falls, Provo Canyon and Spanish Fork Canyon dating from the early 1900s. Three are known to have been taken by Philander F. Perry. There is also a small 1" x 7/8" photograph of a young woman mounted on matboard. Also included are four stereocards; two Provo scenes, one Springville, and one of Cumorah Hill, New York. The largest part of this collection consists of 317 photographic prints (3"x5" and 8"x10" sizes) of Ringling Bros. Circus parade, Pioneer Day parade, and other scenes from around Provo and Springville in Utah; dated from 1905 to 1907. There is also a small record book which lists many of photographs taken by Philander F. Perry and the corresponding negative and stereocard numbers.


  • approximately 1900-1909


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 publish material from Philander F. Perry photographs of Provo, Utah must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Philander F. Perry (1853-1934) was a farmer, miller, florist, and photographer in Provo, Utah.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into three series: 1. Postcards, 1905-1906. 2. Photographic prints, 1905-1907. 3. Stereocards, 1904-1905.

Physical Location

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

Other Finding Aids

Inventory available in repository.

Custodial History

Nitrate negatives of images were obtained by the donor from the Provo chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Photographic prints of these were made by the Photograph Archives in 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Heber J. Shelley; 1979.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Tom Wells; 2007.

Register of Philander F. Perry photographs of Provo, Utah
Lucas J. Chehda
2012 March 01
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