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BYU Photo photographs

Identifier: UA 5754

Scope and Contents

Contains negatives, contact sheets, photograph prints, and transparencies of images produced by BYU Photo and its predecessors between 1875 and 2010, with the bulk produced between 1968 and 2002. Includes images of Brigham Young University events, campus scenes and buildings, administrators, faculty and staff, awards, visiting leadership from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and theater, dance, and other performing groups.


  • 1875-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1968-2002


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

Biographical / Historical

The Brigham Young University News Bureau was established around 1952 and was responsible for overseeing university news publications. The unit later became the Brigham Young University Public Communications Department in 1978.

Biographical / Historical

Brigham Young University Public Communications was responsible for overseeing mass media on all levels at the university, including publications such as BYU Today. The unit became University Communications in 1997.

Biographical / Historical

University Communications (1997- ) is a department of Brigham Young University as of 2022, and is responsible for producing media resources, including publications such as BYU Today.

Biographical / Historical

University Photography (2004-2009) was an administrative unit in the University Communications division of Brigham Young University. The unit was responsible for documenting university events and personnel. In 2009 it was renamed BYU Photo.

Biographical / Historical

BYU Photo (est. 2009) is an administrative unit at Brigham Young University responsible for documenting university events and personnel. The unit was previously named University Photography.


144 boxes (72 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. BYU Photo photographs of performing groups, 1975-2010. 2. BYU Photo photographs of sports teams. 3. BYU Photo general negatives, 1875-2002, bulk 1970-2002.

Custodial History

Materials transferred by BYU Photo to the repository in September 2017 and August 2023.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; BYU Photo; August 2023.


Photographs (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.ii.2, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Crandall, Karen Glenn, Starrla Pearson, Bella Titus, Ivy Griffiths, McKenna Whitlock; 2017-2023.

  • Photograph development receipts
Register of BYU Photo photographs
Amanda Crandall
2019 July 16
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US