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Olson & Hafen photographs of Utah

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 332

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs and corresponding negatives taken by Olson & Hafen. Most of the photographs are gelatin silver prints. Dated approximately 1890-1929.


  • approximately 1890-1929


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Olson & Hafen was a photographic studio in Provo, Utah. It was founded by Edwin Olson and John Hafen and operated from approximately 1890 to 1920.


2 folders (0.12 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were separated from MSS P 167, H.H. Tammen Company photographs and postcards.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


Prints from negatives. Provo, UT : Brigham Young University, 2015.

Processing Information

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

Register of Olson & Hafen photographs of Utah
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 27
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