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Adam Saig Anderson photographs of Provo, Utah

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 300

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs of people and events in Provo, Utah, including an event welcoming William Howard Taft on his visit to Utah, taken by Adam Saig Anderson. Also includes 3 copy negatives of some of these photographs. Most of the photographs are albumen prints. Dated approximately 1890-1909.


  • approximately 1890-1909.


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in folder 1 and oversize folder 2: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives in folder 3: 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

Biographical / Historical

Adam Saig Anderson was born to George and Mary Ann Anderson in Salt Lake City, Utah, on January 23, 1869. As he grew into adulthood, Adam worked as an intern for various individuals including Charles R. Savage - a famous British-born photographer whose photos of the linking of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways and the Cornerstone ceremony of the Salt Lake temple were published in magazines including "Harper's Weekly." After finishing his apprenticeships, he opened up a gallery in Provo, Utah, around 1890, but later sold it to Thomas Christian Larson in 1910. On March 18, 1944, he passed away in Provo, Utah.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

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

Register of Adam Saig Anderson photographs of Provo, Utah
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 March 06
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