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Margaret Summerhays photographs, woodcut, and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 122

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs, postcards, and negatives taken or collected by Margaret Summerhays. Dated approximately 1920 to 1960.


  • approximately 1920-1960


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: 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

Margaret Summerhays was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 12, 1884, to Joseph William Summerhays and Mary Melissa Parker. At an early age she showed a talent for singing and spent most of her life studying, teaching, and performing music. She graduated as a soloist from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1916 and obtained a B.A. in music from Brigham Young University in 1936. During the course of her career she taught singing privately, and at the McCune School of Music, Brigham Young University, Frederick Haywood's School in New York, and the L.D.S. School of Music under Cecil Gates. She performed extensively throughout Utah and Idaho and directed many church choral groups. She also served from 1921 to 1922 on the General board of the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association and the General Church Music Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). She died October 4, 1983.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.03 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Lorenzo Summerhays donated materials to Brigham Young University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lorenzo Summerhays.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Margaret Summerhays papers (MSS 1415).


Prints from negatives. Provo, UT : Brigham Young University, 2022.

Processing Information

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

Register of Margaret Summerhays photographs, woodcut, and other material
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