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R. Clayton Brough collection of photographs and negatives of Mosida, Utah

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 125

Scope and Contents

Collection of photographs assembled by Brough during the preparation of his book on Mosida, Utah. Includes 23 photographs and 12 safety film negatives, with images of Mosida and its irrigation facilities. Photographic processes possibly include sulfur-toned DOP, albumen, matte albumen, platinum, sepia paltinotype, gold-toned matte collodion, gelatin silver, collodion POP, and tintypes. Dated approximately 1919.


  • approximately 1919


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Photographs kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Access

Negatives. Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

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 the Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

R. Clayton Brough was born in Los Angeles, California on May 29, 1950. He received his bachelor's in 1974 and master's in 1975, both in geography, from Brigham Young University. Richard continued doing climate research throughout his life. In 1978, he joined the weather team with KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a weather reporter and climatologist at KTVX-ABC4 TV from 1980-2008. During this time he both taught at public junior high schools in Utah and in universities such as Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He retired as a weatherman in November 2008. Richard also contributed significantly to the literature on climate and science throughout his time as a professor. Along with his educational studies, he also engaged in family history and was the Chief Genealogist for the Brough Family Organization. After about 30 years of work, he retired in 2012 and still continues to work on family history as of 2022. He married his wife Ethel Mickelson and had four children after moving from California to Provo, Utah. As of 2022, he is living in Utah with his wife Ethel.


3 folders (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

Clayton Brough donated the collection to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Library in 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Clayton Brough; 1975.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


Prints from negatives. Provo, UT : Brigham Young University, 2015.

Processing Information

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

Register of R. Clayton Brough collection of photographs and negatives of Mosida, Utah
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