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John H. Walker photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 43

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs and negatives of the Walker family and farm, as well as the Utah State Hospital, mining operations, the Utah Fuel Company, and landscapes in Wyoming and Colorado. Dated approximately 1930-1959.


  • approximately 1930-1959


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in box 1, folders 2-3, and folders 6: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives in folders 4-5: 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

John Henry Walker was born August 2, 1889 in Hawesville, Kentucky to John William Walker and Eva Mary Schafer. The Walker family was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1890s and in 1903 they moved to Utah to join other members of the Church. They eventually settled in Carbon County, Utah and John and his father worked as miners for the Utah Fuel Company. The family transferred to Somerset, Colorado in 1907. John married Eva Lucinda Conrad on December 20, 1909 in Delta, Colorado. They had four children together. They stayed in Somerset until 1917, when they moved to Hiawatha, Utah and John began working for the United States Steel Company. John and his family returned to Somerset until 1923, at which point they moved to Provo, Utah and John began working for the Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Company. John died December 2, 1957.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

5 folders (0.65 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated in 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1975.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the John H. and Eva C. Walker papers (MSS 1099).

Processing Information

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

Register of John H. Walker photographs
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 December 14
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