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Lynn Wakefield photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 278

Scope and Contents

Collection includes four photographs, including a panoramic photograph of Provo, Utah, an aerial view of Brigham Young University, images of Provo businesses, and photographs of Kirtland, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois. Dated approximately 1880-1959.


  • approximately 1880-1959


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Lynn Wakefield (1903-1982) was an electrician, carpenter, and photograph collector in Utah.

Thomas Lynn Wakefield was born on March 22, 1903, in Huntington, Utah to John Fleming Wakefield III and Emma Susannah Higgs. He married Helen Whitesides on May 25, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lynn worked as a carpenter and an electrician throughout his life. He was also a photograph collecter. He died October 24, 1932, in Provo, Utah.


1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Lynn Wakefield in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lynn Wakefield; 1979.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

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

Register of Lynn Wakefield photographs
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