Brent Ashworth collection of pioneer photography
Brent Ashworth collection of pioneer photography
Dates: approximately 1870-1920
Collection contains 24 photographs of people, mostly children taken in the Utah studios of the photographers between approximately 1890 and 1920. It also contains a photographic compilation of apostles and temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1835 to 1886.
- Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
- Creator: Ashworth, Brent, 1949
- Call Number: MSS 8157
- 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 for public research. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
- Languages and Scripts
- Maintained in original order.
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Brent Ashworth collection of pioneer photography 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 8157; Brent Ashworth collection of pioneer photography; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8157, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Collection was donated to the repository by Brent F. Ashworth in 1997. He purchased or traded for these photographs as part of his avocation as a dealer in Western Americana.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Brent Ashworth; 1997.
- Subject Terms
- Children--Photographs; Home and Family; Mormons--Photographs; Persons--Photographs; Photographs--History--Specimens; Social Life and Customs
- Genre / Form
- Processing Information
- Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.
- Appraisal Information
- Photographs (Photograph Archives).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Ashworth (Brent) collection of pioneer photography
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Anne Ashton
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-05T10:48-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
Brent Ashworth (born 1949) is a collector of documents and memorabilia from Mormon and Utah history.
Brent Ferrin Ashworth was born January 8, 1949 in Albany, California to Dell Sheperd and Bette Jean Brailsford Ashworth. He was raised in Provo, Utah, where he attended Brigham Young High School. He later attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 1972 with a degree in History and Political Science. During this time he also served in the United States Army Reserves, with active duty service at Fort Ord, California in 1969. He married Charlene Mills on December 16, 1970 in the Salt Lake Temple, and they have nine children.
Ashworth pursued a career in law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah in 1975. He has worked as an attorney in both government and industry. He has also served in various non-profit and community organizations, including work as a local ecclesiastical leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This has included serving as a bishop, a high counselor, and as an acquisition specialist for Church History Library.
Ashworth has also been deeply involved in the collecting of rare books and manuscripts related to Mormons and the West, establishing a business for this work in Provo in 2006.
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Item/box in MSS 8157
Item 1 box 1 folder 1
David Neilson photograph of child
Dates: approximately 1870
Item 2 box 1 folder 1
Fannie Hoyt photograph of young woman
Item 3 box 1 folder 1
C. R. Savage photograph of boys
Item 4 box 1 folder 1
Postcard of children
Item 5 box 1 folder 1
Fox & Symons photograph of man
Item 6 box 1 folder 1
Newcombe & Co. photograph of children
Item 7 box 1 folder 1
White photograph of woman
Item 8 box 1 folder 1
Photograph of couple
Item 9 box 1 folder 1
C. R. Savage photograph of girl
Item 10 box 1 folder 1
Matson Bros. Studio photograph of child
Item 11 box 1 folder 1
John Matson photograph of man
Item 12 box 1 folder 1
Johnson photograph of young woman
Item 13 box 1 folder 2
Photograph of children
Item 14 box 1 folder 2
Newcomb photograph of child
Item 15 box 1 folder 2
J. A. Christensen photograph of girl
Item 16 box 1 folder 2
C. R. Savage photograph of children
C. Mugleston Photo photograph of woman
Item 18 box 1 folder 2
Matson Bros. Studio photograph of children
Item 19 box 1 folder 2
Ellis & Goodwin photograph of woman
Item 20 box 1 folder 2
Baker photograph of child
Item 21 box 1 folder 2
C. W. Carter photograph of Tabernacle
Item 22 box 1 folder 2
Chas. Hortons Co. photograph of Charles DeWitt Priday and Joel Nibley
Dates: approximately 1900
Item 23 box 1 folder 2
A. Hardy photograph of children
Item 24 box 1 folder 2
Photograph of Elijah and Martha Elmer
Item 25 box 1 folder 3
Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886
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