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Robert D. Adams photographs and negatives, approximately 1930-1950

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 7 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Materials include 720 prints and 534 negatives taken by Robert D. Adams between approximately 1930 and 1950. Materials are primarily portraits of individuals and groups from Orderville, Utah. Materials also include some photographs of places in Orderville.


  • approximately 1930-1950


Conditions Governing Access

Boxes 1-2 and 5 and Oversize folder 6, containing positives made of all negatives, are open for public research. Negatives in boxes 3 and 4 are condition restricted. See Supervisor of Reference Services for permission to access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert D. Adams negatives and prints must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Robert Darius Adams (1881-1956) was a Utah photographer.

Robert Darius Adams was born on January 13, 1881 in Escalante, Utah to Robert Nelson Adams and Margaret Ann Shirts. He married Jessie Ellen Billingsley on July 17, 1901 in Manti, Utah and Mary Elizabeth Robinson on June 28, 1941 in St. George, Utah. He worked as a photographer throughout Central and Southern Utah between approximately 1900 and 1950. He passed away on June 11, 1956 in St. George, Utah.


1 oversize folder

4 boxes

Language of Materials