Church Historical Sites

Church Historical Sites

Dates: Approximately 1850-1985

This collection contains photographs and postcards of various historical sites relating to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These sites include: Nauvoo, Orderville, Kirtland, Palmyra, and various LDS temples. Portraits of people include: Joseph Smith, C.S. Forester, and General Fremont with his wife and daughter. Also included in the collection is a book titled American Frontier Photography and a photograph of the 1955 Utah State Senate 31st session.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 3817
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public access; Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Church Historical Sites must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3817; Church Historical Sites; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3817, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were received by Special Collections in 1995.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Marie Felt; 1995.
Related Material
These items are part of the Photographic Archives.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Pictorial works; Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966; Nauvoo Temple (Nauvoo, Ill. : 1841-1850); Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Kirtland (Ohio); Mormon Church--History--Pictorial works; Nauvoo (Ill.); Orderville (Utah); Palmyra (N.Y.)
Genre / Form
Photographs; Postcards
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Church Historical Sites
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:28-0700
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Tom Wells
Curator - Photograph Archives