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Andrew J. Russell photographs

Identifier: MSS 8373

Scope and Contents

Materials include 9 copies of photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell between approximately 1850 and 1902. The copies are from the National Archives, Library Congress, and the Union Pacific. There are photographs relating to the Civil War and the construction of the transcontinental railroad.


  • approximately 1850-1902


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Andrew J. Russell (1829-1902) was an American photographer.

Andrew J. Russell was born March 20, 1829 in New Hampshire to John Russell and Harriet Robinson Russell. He is well-known for his work photographing the Civil War and the Union Pacific Railroad. He died September 22, 1902 in New York.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jim Dearden; 2012.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.

Register of Andrew J. Russell photographs
Anne Ashton
2014 February 5
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