Walter G. Taylor photograph albums

Walter G. Taylor photograph albums

Dates: 1850-1960

This collection contains printed copies of scans made of photographs taken from the 1870s to the 1950s mainly by Walter G. Taylor (though some were taken by his father George Taylor). The photos depict Provo during this time period. Large numbers of photographs are of several resorts on Utah Lake that were heavily used in the summer during this time period. Also, development along Center Street and University Avenue, workers at the Provo Woolen Mills, important events in Provo, and family photographs are well represented in the collection.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1.2 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Taylor, Walter G.
  • Call Number: MSS 6779
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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 Walter G. Taylor photograph albums 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 6779; Walter G. Taylor photograph albums; Photographic Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6779, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Prior to loaning, the albums were kept by descendents of Walter G. Taylor.
Acquisition Information
Loaned; Carol Bonnett; 2007.
Subject Terms
Taylor family--Photographs; City and town life--Utah--Provo--Photographs; Images; Provo (Utah)--Photographs; Utah Lake (Utah)--Photographs
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009.
Appraisal Information
This collection belongs in the Photographic Archives because it contains photographs that portray life in early Provo, they were taken by native residents of Provo, and many of the photographs are over 100 years old which makes them of particular interest.
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Finding Aid Title
Taylor (Walter G.) photograph albums
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Whitney Parry
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:02-0700
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Biographical History

Walter G. Taylor was born September 25, 1873 in Provo, Utah, to George Taylor and Eliza Nicholls Taylor. He grew up in Provo and married Agnes Hamilton McKinlay on September 28, 1892. He and Agnes had five children: Walter, Clarissa, Melvin, George, and Fred. Walter died March 18, 1959 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

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