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John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection

John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection

Dates: approximately 1897-1982

This collection contains twenty eight 11 x 14 enlargements of photographs by John B. Fairbanks. The photographs are of Benjamin Cluff, streets and buildings in Provo, New York Harbor, his family members, and members of the Central American Expedition. Also in the collection are forty eight 11 x 14 enlargements of photographs of sculptures created by Avard T. Fairbanks. The sculptures are of a variety of subjects, including Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Abraham Lincoln, and the pioneers.

  • Extent: 1 oversize (1.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fairbanks, Avard T. (Avard Tennyson), 1897-1987. -- Fairbanks, John B. (John Boylston), 1855-1940
  • Call Number: MSS 4261
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public access; Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection 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 4261; John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4261, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 1993.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Eugene Fairbanks; 1993.
Separated Material
These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Provo (Utah)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
Physical Location
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS4261
Finding Aid Title
Fairbanks (John B. and Avard T.) photograph collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Abe Austin
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-19T04:32-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

John B. Fairbanks (1855-1940) was the official photographer of the Benjamin Cluff Expedition to Mexico from 1901 to 1903. He also painted murals in the St. George, Salt Lake, and Mesa Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the father of Avard T. Fairbanks. Avard T. Fairbanks (1897-1987) was a Mormon sculptor and Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Utah.



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