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Brewer family collection of missionary photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8158

Scope and Contents

Collection contains sixty-five portraits of individuals that were given to members of the Brewer family around 1940 to 1950 while they were on their missions. Some of the photographs have a note to the recipient written on the back.


  • approximately 1940-1950


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 the Brewer family collection of missionary photographs must be obatined from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

The Brewers were a Mormon family in Arizona. John H. Brewer (1878-1950) had moved with his family to Pinedale, Arizona. He married Catherine Webb (1879-1956) in 1897, and they had fourteen children. They later lived in the Gila Valley, Arizona; in Mexico; in Lebanon, Arizona; and in Yaqui Camp, Arizona. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, several of the family's children served as Mormon missionaries. Their daughter Harriet Brewer (Platt) (1924-1993) served in the Texas-New Mexico area, speaking Spanish, and Alice May Brewer (Saily) (1919-2010) served in the Southern States Mission.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Arranged in alphabetical order by last name.

Custodial History

Photographs were given to members of the Brewer family on their missions by fellow missionaries. They were put in a scrapbook when they returned home. The photographs were removed from the scrapbook then donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Flora Clark; 2012.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.

Register of the Brewer family collection of missionary photographs
Anne Ashton
2013 February 5
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