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Asian photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 609

Scope and Contents

About 600 photographs of people and places in Asia, taken between 1870 and 1949. This is an extensive collection focusing on cities and towns in Asia, various ethnic groups, and daily practices. Most of the photographs of China appear to have been taken just before Communism.


  • 1870-1949

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access; Kept in cold storage; requires 24 hours advance notice to access collection.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Asian photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

These items was donated to Special Collections in 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Ku-ling Wa; 1988.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These items are part of the Photographs Archive.

Register of Asian photographs
Abe Austin
2012 March 16
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