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Carleton E. Watkins stereographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 11

Scope and Contents

Collection includes two stereographs, one of Alcatraz Island in California the the other of Witch Rocks in Utah.


  • approximately 1850-1909


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 Carleton E. Watkins stereographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Watkins was one of California's foremost photographers. He is best known for his photographs of Yosemite and his use of a large camera to produce large images. He also photographed along the entire West Coast of the United States.


2 items

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Watkins family.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Register of Carleton E. Watkins stereographs
Rose Frank
2011 December 13
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