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Isaac Carling Spencer photographs

Identifier: MSS 7725

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 90 photographs and 90 glass plate negatives taken circa 1900 by Isaac Carling Spencer of portraits and landcapes taken in Orderville, Utah.


  • approximately 1900


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 Isaac Carling Spencer photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Isaac Carling Spencer was born April 11, 1880. He served in World War I and set up a photography studio in Orderville, UT. He married Lydia Ann Johnson in 1900 and Sylvia Allred in 1928. He died in 1958.


3 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into four series. Series 1: Portraits. Series 2: Landscapes. Series 3: People in nature. Series 4: Glass plate negatives.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Neal S. Jeppson Jr. He received it from Myrna S. Cox, who received it from her father Ferrel G. Spencer, who received it from Isaac Carling Spencer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Neal S. Jeppson Jr.; 2011.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2011.

Register of Isaac Carling Spencer photographs
Lionel Thomas
January 21, 2011
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