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Provo Canyon water development and Provo cemetery photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8454

Scope and Contents

This collection contains six photographs of Provo Canyon showing water development on the Provo River and two photographs of the Provo cemetery. One photograph shows the wooden flume and penstock constructed to carry water to the Nunn hydroelectric power plant and later the Olmsted power plant both located in Provo Canyon. Another photograph shows a wooden and rock diversion dam on the Provo River. The two photographs of the cemetery show headstones but the writing on the stones is not readable. Photographs were created approximately 1897-1912.


  • approximately 1897-1912

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Custodial History

Creator is unknown. Materials were purchased by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections from Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Benchmark Books,2014


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Thomas R. Wells, Curator of Photographic Archives L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 2014.

Register of Provo Canyon water development and Provo cemetery photographs
Thomas R. Wells
2014 May 28
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