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Elbert H. Porter photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 53

Scope and Contents

Collection includes glass plate and nitrate negatives, with corresponding prints, taken by Francis Alvin Porter, as well as photographs of people in Orderville, Utah collected by Elbert H. Porter. Dated approximately 1880-1939


  • approximately 1880-1939


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

Biographical / Historical

Francis Alvin Porter (1878-1936) was a carpenter and amateur photographer in Orderville, Utah. His son was Utah artist Elbert Porter.

Biographical / Historical

Elbert H. Porter (1917-1999) was an artist in Utah. He is best known for his painting of Orderville, Utah.


9 folders (0.40 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Elbert Porter in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Elbert Porter; 1977.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


Prints from negatives. Provo, UT : Brigham Young University, 2020.

Processing Information

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

Register of Elbert H. Porter photographs
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 December 15
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