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Sawn Log / John Telford

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8383

Scope and Contents

Item is John Telford's 1976 photograph Sawn Log. It depicts a cut piece of wood in black and white. The photographer has signed it on the front. It is also titled, dated, and signed on the back. It also specifies that it is a split toned gelatin silver print.


  • 1976


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 Sawn Log / John Telford must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Telford (1944- ) is a Utah outdoor photographer.

John Telford was born December 31, 1944. Although essentially self-taught, he received an MFA from the University of Utah, where he was the supervisor of photograph at Educational Media Services, and is a Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University where he was also the former Chair of the Department of Visual Arts. He also taught at Westminster College, the Salt Lake Art Center, and Hill Air Force Base. Previously he won the prestigious Karl G. Maeser Award for Creative Excellence at BYU and has won numerous other awards and honors throughout the country. His photographs have been published extensively and exhibited both nationally and internationally and are included in numerous public and private collections. He has authored and co-authored seventeen books.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)



Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Custodial History

Photograph was found in the Harold B. Lee Library conservation lab in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; Conservation Lab; 2014.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.


Register of Sawn Log / John Telford
In Progress
Anne Ashton
2014 February 10
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