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Photographs of Church history sites

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3262

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three stereographs by Underwood and Underwood Publishers. One is of Lyman Wight's house, Daviess Co., Mo., one is of the ruins of Liberty Jail in Liberty, Mo., and one is of Cumorah Hill in Palmyra, NY. There is also one photograph of the Lion and Beehive houses in Salt Lake City, Utah.


  • approximately 1904

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 publish material from Photographs of Church history sites must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Liberty Jail is a prison in Liberty, Missouri, where Joseph Smith, Jr., his brother Hyrum, Sidney Rigdon, and several of their associates were incarcerated from November 20, 1838 to April 9, 1839, under very severe conditions of mistreatment. Sections 121, 122, and 123 of the Doctrine and Covenants were recorded while Joseph was being held there. The Beehive House was constructed in 1854 and the Lion House was built in 1856 by Brigham Young in Salt Lake City, Utah, to house his family. Lyman Wight was a leader of the Latter-day Saints in Daviess County, Missouri in 1838. The Prophet Joseph Smith received the golden plates at Cumorah Hill from the Angel Moroni in 1823.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Ken Sanders Books; 2006.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Register of Photographs of Church history sites
Lucas J. Chehda
2012 April 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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States