Skip to main content

Charles M. Russell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 269

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 15 photographs, 74 sketches, 124 postcards, four pamphlets, two newspapers, and 13 placemats with images of cowboys, animals, and scenes of Western life. Dated approximately 1880-1929.


  • approximately 1880-1929


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 Charles M. Russell papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) was a cowboy and artist in Montana.


6 oversize folders (0.5 linear ft.)

7 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were purchased by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections from Fred Rosenstock in 1978 and 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1978, 1982.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Charles M. Russell papers (MSS 1651).

Processing Information

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

Register of Charles M. Russell papers
Under Revision
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