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Carey family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 514

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 1162 photographs of the Carey family taken between the 1900s and the 1970s. The photographs document the acting careers of the Carey's, including movie stills, portraits, and personal photographs.


  • approximately 1900-1979

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 publish material from Carey family photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

The Carey family was a family of actors in California. Harry Carey (1878-1947) moved to California from New York to join the film industry where he worked as a character actor. His son, Harry Carey (b. 1921), also went into acting. Both were known for their performances in Western films.


1 box ; (0.5 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders ; (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Harry and Marilyn Carey; 1980.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Harry Carey papers (MSS 1786).

Regsiter of Carey family photographs
Rose Frank
2011 December 2
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