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Collection of Civil War photographs

 Collection — Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS P 25

Scope and Contents

Collection contains eighty-one images of people and soldiers from the era of the American Civil War. Includes engravings of Union and Confederate leaders. Many of the photographs of soldiers in the 77th Regiment, New York Infantry. Also includes copy prints and negatives of the original album. Dated approximately 1860-1869.


  • approximately 1860-1869

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


2 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Album of photographs deposited by Kathleen Preiss in 1988. Photographs subsequently removed from the album, and copy photographs created by the repository.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited; Kathleen Preiss; 1988 (A1988-103, A1988-250).


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


Only the cartes-de-visite are described at the item level and linked to this description.

Processing Information

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

  • 96 copy prints and 96 corresponding copy negatives of cartes-de-visite
Register of Collection of Civil War photographs
Under Revision
Cory Nimer
2012 May 11
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