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J. Stanley Anderson photographs and postcards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 120

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs, postcards, copy prints, photocopies and negatives of the original images produced by J. Stanley Anderson. Includes images of family and friends. Dated approximately 1880 to 1949.


  • approximately 1880-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in folder 1: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives in folder 2-3: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 72 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

J. Stanley Anderson was born Jedediah Stanley Anderson on September 3, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George A. Anderson Sr. and Mary Ann Thorne. He married Mary Emily Wilderburg on November 28, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had 6 children together. He moved to Idaho in 1901, where he stayed and started his photography business, the Anderson Photo Company. He remained in Idaho until his retirement in 1925. His photographs mainly depict scenes and landscapes from Utah and Idaho. Notably, his brother George Edward Anderson was also a photographer. J. Stanley Anderson died in Preston, Idaho on May 9, 1950. He was later buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


3 folders (0.13 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated by Mrs. Iva V. O'Brien, daughter of Stanley J. Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Anderson in or before the 1970s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mrs. F.M. O'Brien and Mrs. A.W. Anderson.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the J. Stanley Anderson papers (MSS 1639).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; July 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of J. Stanley Anderson photographs and postcards
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 22
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