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Photographs of Will James artwork

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 673

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Will James artwork, circa 1910s-1920s collection contains 23 photographs and proofs of drawings of western people.


  • approximately 1910-1929


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access; Kept in cold storage; requires 24 hours advance notice to access collection.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Photographs of Will James artwork must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault, later self-names Will James, was a cowboy originally from Canada, who went on to become an author and artist of the American West. He is well-known for his book Smoky the Cowhorse.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

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

Custodial History

These items was donated to Special Collections in 1981.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Fred Rosenstock; 1981.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These items are part of the Photographs Archive.

Register of Photographs of Will James artwork
Abe Austin
2012 March 19
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