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Ferris family photographs and negatives

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 408

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs, some hand-colored, and some corresponding negatives with images of the Ferris family. Photographs were originally taken between the 1860s and the 1970s.


  • approximately 1860-1979

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 item 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 the Supervisor of Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

The Ferris family were a frontier family in the West. Warren A. Ferris was a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains in the mid-19th century, and his son, Charles, was a Texas Ranger.


4 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Fred Rosenstock in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1982.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Ferris and Lovejoy families papers (MSS 1505).

Processing Information

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

Register of Ferris family photographs and negative
Under Revision
Lucas J. Chehda
2012 March 05
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