John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection
Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 4261
Scope and Contents
This collection contains twenty eight 11 x 14 enlargements of photographs by John B. Fairbanks. The photographs are of Benjamin Cluff, streets and buildings in Provo, New York Harbor, his family members, and members of the Central American Expedition. Also in the collection are forty eight 11 x 14 enlargements of photographs of sculptures created by Avard T. Fairbanks. The sculptures are of a variety of subjects, including Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Abraham Lincoln, and the pioneers.
- approximately 1897-1982
Conditions Governing Access
Open to public access; 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 John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
John B. Fairbanks (1855-1940) was the official photographer of the Benjamin Cluff Expedition to Mexico from 1901 to 1903. He also painted murals in the St. George, Salt Lake, and Mesa Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the father of Avard T. Fairbanks. Avard T. Fairbanks (1897-1987) was a Mormon sculptor and Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Utah.
1 oversize (1.66 linear ft.)
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
These items were donated to Special Collections in 1993.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation; Eugene Fairbanks; 1993.
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
- Register of John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection
- Abe Austin
- 2012 April 04
- 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.