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Reed Smoot certificates and photograph

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 3736

Scope and Contents

Collection contains items relating to Reed Smoot, including two framed documents and one framed photograph. One of the documents certifies that Reed Smoot was chosen to be a representative of Utah for six years beginning on March 4, 1909. It is signed by Utah Governor William Spry. The glass is broken and mostly missing. The other document acknowledges that Mr. Smoot was appointed by the Vice President to make an Alaskan investigation on March 4, 1911. It is signed by Charles G. Bennett, Secretary of the Senate. The photograph is of Reed Smoot and several other Congressmen at a banquet, ca. 1911.


  • 1909-1911


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 Reed Smoot certificates and photograph must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Reed Smoot was a United States Senator from Utah from 1903-1933. He was the first Mormon to serve in the U.S. Senate and is best known for his support of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act in 1930. He was also an Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1900 until his death. He was born in 1862 in Salt Lake City and died in 1941.


1 oversize box (1.66 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

Donated; Frances Smoot Cary; 2006.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Register of Reed Smoot certificates and photograph
Abe Austin
2012 April 05
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