Walter Pace Cottam photographs

Walter Pace Cottam photographs

Dates: approximately 1920-1940

Materials include photographs and prints taken by Walter P. Cottam throughout Utah between approximately 1920 and 1940. The subjects of these photographs include landscapes, close shots of flowers and other plants, photographs of buildings, and photographs of people on hikes, fishing, or doing other similar activities. Materials also include 96 negatives that correspond to prints in the collection. Materials also include oversize prints on the same subjects.

  • Extent: 1 half boxes (0.25 linear ft.). -- 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cottam, Walter Pace, 1894
  • Call Number: MSS P 15
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage, access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Arrangement
Arranged in 22 series. 1. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of the Wasatch Mountains, approximately 1920-1940. 2. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of the Uintah Mountains, approximately 1920-1940. 3. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of Mount Timpanogos and Utah Valley, approximately 1920-1940. 4. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of Brigham Young University, approximately 1920-1940. 5. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of Moab and Monticello, approximately 1920-1940. 6. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of Mexican Hat, Utah, approximately 1920-1940. 7. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of Monument Valley, approximately 1920-1940. 8. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of Bryce Canyon, approximately 1920-1940. 9. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of Zion National Park, approximately 1920-1940. 10. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of a car in Cedar City, approximately 1920-1940. 11. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of St. George, Utah, approximately 1920-1940. 12. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of a map of Utah, approximately 1931. 13. Walter Pace Cottam stereographs, approximately 1920-1940. 14. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of deserts, approximately 1920-1940. 15. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of water scenes, approximately 1920-1940. 16. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of trees, approximately 1920-1940. 17. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of flora, approximately 1920-1940. 18. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of ancient cave paintings and buildings, approximately 1920-1940. 19. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of campsites and buildings, approximately 1920-1940. 20. Walter Pace Cottam photographs of people, approximately 1920-1940. 21. Walter Pace Cottam negatives, approximately 1920-1940. 22. Walter Pace Cottam oversize prints, approximately 1920-1940.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Walter P. Cottam photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Note
Duplicates of the same photograph are assigned the same number. For example, two copies of photograph number 11 would both be numbered 11.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS P 15; Walter Pace Cottam photographs; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS P 15, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Walter Pace Cottam in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Walter Pace Cottam; 1974.
Subject Terms
Cottam, Walter Pace, 1894---Photographs; Desert ecology; Environment and Conservation; Environmental Conditions; Images; Landscapes--Utah--Photographs; Nature; Rocky Mountains--Photographs; Utah--Environmental conditions
Genre / Form
Landscape photography; Nature photography; Nitrate negatives; Photographic prints; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSP15
Finding Aid Title
Cottam (Walter Pace) photographs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Anne Ashton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-17T04:29-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Walter Pace Cottam (1894-1988) was a botany professor in Utah. He founded the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum at the University of Utah.

Walter Pace Cottam was born March 2, 1894 in St. George, Utah, to Emmaline Jarvis and Thomas P. Cottam. He married Effie Frei on July 1, 1915. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Brigham Young University and his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago, writing his dissertation on the Ecology of the Flora of Utah Lake. Dr. Cottam taught at Brigham Young University for 12 years, then went to the University of Utah in 1931 and remained there for 31 years, serving as head of the botany department much of the time. While there, he founded the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum at the University of Utah. He retired in 1962. Walter Pace Cottam died December 22, 1988.



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