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Franklin Stewart Harris photographs of Utah, the western United States, and Canada, 1910-1921

Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs taken by Harris of the American West, many of which relate to agriculture. A large number of these photographs were taken either on the Greenville Experimental Farm or the Winchester Farm. The Greenville Farm was the main experimental farm of the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and was located in North Logan, two miles north of the Utah Agricultural College. It is often identified as simply "Greenville." The Winchester Farm remains a mystery. On some photographs Harris has identified it as "Winchester Farm, U.A.C.," on some as "Winchester Farm, Salt Lake Co.," and on some as just "Winchester Farm." The name could not be found in sources where the experimental farms of the Station are listed by name or location in the state. For this reason, the identifications have been left as Harris wrote them, even though it appears inconsistent.


  • 1910-1921


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Franklin Stewart Harris (1884-1960) was President of Brigham Young University from 1921 to 1945. During that time he helped the university grow both physically, with adding new buildings and also intellectually by hiring more teachers and establishing international connections for the University.

Franklin Stewart Harris was born August 29, 1884 in Benjamin, Utah. He moved with his family to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1890s to the Mormon colonies there. He would study at Brigham Young University and go on to Cornell to receive his doctorate. Harris served as president of Brigham Young University from 1921 until 1945. His administration was characterized by improvement in academics and by growth of the University's physical facilities, such as the construction of the Heber J. Grant Library building. Even with the financial pressures of the Great Depression from the late 1920s to the 1930s, Harris was able to help increase Brigham Young University attendance, library and campus facilities.

In 1945 Harris left Brigham Young University to be the president of the Utah State Agricultural College (what is now Utah State University). He died April 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


2 boxes

2 folders

Language of Materials



A few photographs are slightly out of order in the plastic sleeves due to different sizes. No photograph is more than two sleeves out of order and most are only one. This occurs in the area of numbers 214-410, 661-667, 724-745, 819-832, 864-868, 1035, 1198-1204, 1255-1270, 1539.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.


F.S.H. #1181-1247 are missing in prints, nitrate negatives, and diazo negatives.

Processing Information

These photographs were originally in albums in containers 38-40 of MSS 340. Most of the photographs in this section are one of three sizes. The smallest are 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (4 x 6 cm). The middle size is 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (6 x 10-1/2 cm). The largest size is 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches (8 x 13-1/2 cm). Although there is some overlap and mixing, generally the small size photographs are numbers 1-26, 410-630, 832-1261 and 1417-1488. The middle size photographs are generally numbers 1262-1416 and 1489-2007. The large size photographs are within numbers 27-409 and 631-655, but there are many small ones mixed in. From numbers 656-831 the smallest and the largest size are indiscriminately mixed together. The negative size does not always correspond with the print size.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US