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Joseph C. Nelson photographs of Brigham Young University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1007

Scope and Contents

Materials include forty-seven photographs that document campus life in the 1920s. Subjects include Cleo and Tarbo (early Brigham Young University cougar cub mascots), the construction of the Heber J. Grant Library, lower campus, and student activities. Also included are photographs of Mount Timpanogos. Dated approximately 1920-1929.


  • approximately 1920-1929


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 Joseph C. Nelson photographs of Brigham Young University must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joseph C. Nelson (1901-1952) was an architect in Utah.

Joseph Call Nelson was born on May 24, 1901 in Brigham City, Utah to Joseph Nelson and Sarah Eliza Call. He was a student at Brigham Young University and went on to a career as an architect, working in Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1928 he married Dorothy Decker, and they had four children together. Nelson died on November 22, 1952 in Provo, Utah.


5 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection arranged topically.

Custodial History

Gift of Rae Nelson Mildenhall in August 2002. Rae Nelson Mildenhall was Joseph Call Nelson's daughter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Rae Nelson Mildenhall; August 2002.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2002.

Register of Joseph C. Nelson photographs of Brigham Young University
In Progress
Lucas J. Chehda
2012 April 12
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.

Revision Statements

  • 25 November 2013: File-level processing; J. Gordon Daines III.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US