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John M. Ward photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8142

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of individuals that Ward met while on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early 1900s. He served in the Southern States Mission, including the states of Ohio and Kentucky.


  • approximately 1905-1908


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 the John M. Ward collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

John M. Ward (1878-1936) was a Mormon farmer and teamster in Idaho.

John Mahonri Ward was born October 28, 1878 in Bear Lake, Idaho to Thomas Ward and Ann Reese. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ward served as a missionary in the Southern States Mission between 1905 and 1908. After his return he married Ida May Patterson on February 25, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they had six children. Ward worked as a farmer and teamster in the Bear Lake area, and resided in Bloomington, Idaho. He died on February 24, 1936 in Bloomington.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Collection was found in the stacks in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; the stacks; 2012.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.

Register of the John M. Ward photographs
Anne Ashton
2013 January 14
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