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Smith family photographs

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3770

Scope and Contents

Collection includes digital reproductions of images of the Smith family taken between 1874 and 1918.


  • 1874-1918

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted; permission to obtain copies must be obtained from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

The Smith family of Utah was led in the late nineteeth-century by Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918). Smith became an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1866, and served as president of the Church from 1901 to 1918. He had six wives: Levira Smith, Julina Lambson, Sarah Ellen Richards, Edna Lambson, Alice Ann Kimball, and Mary Taylor Schwartz. Between them Smith had forty-three children, including Hyrum Mack Smith and Joseph Fielding Smith.


1 computer optical disc

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Original photographs were collected by the Smith family, principally by Mary Lou Walker. They were loaned to the Church Archives for copying, which was performed by Jeff Anderson of the Church and Family History Library. A second copy of the images was shared by the Church Archives with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Archives.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Smith family photographs
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States