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J. M. Boutwell collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 163

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 372 photographs, 451 postcards, 271 glass plate negatives, 155 negatives, 14 lantern slides, 76 stereographs, and five panoramic photographs, taken or collected by J.M. Boutwell between the 1900s and the 1930s. Includes images of geologic specimens, rock formations, and landscapes.


  • approximately 1900-1939


Conditions Governing Access

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

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 J.M. Boutwell photographs and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

J.M. Boutwell (b. 1874) was a geologist and family historian in Utah.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

2 oversize folder (0.08 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Register of J. M. Boutwell photographs and other material
Rose Frank
2011 November 23
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