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KBYU interview with Thomas R. Wells

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3786

Scope and Contents

KBYU broadcast report on L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photo Archives projects designed to make photographs, many of which from Church Archives, available on the Internet. Interviewee Tom Wells explains the process (i.e., preservation, description, access, and Internet folksonomy) used in preparing the digital collections. Report discusses some photographers in the collection, including: Walter Mason Camp, photographer of the Indian Wars of North America; Edith Irvine, photographer of San Francisco 1906 Earthquake; C.R. Savage, photographer of landscapes in Western United States, mining activities, Native Americans, and early Church officials; William Henry Jackson, photographer of Western United States, Mexico, Asia, and Pacific countries; and George Edward Anderson, photographer of Church members and historical sites.


  • 2006


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 KBYU interview with Thomas R. Wells must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas R. Well is the curator of the Photo Archives at Brigham Young University.


1 sound disc

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; KBYU.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Register of KBYU interview with Thomas R. Wells
Rose Frank
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