Joseph M. Bauman collection of photographs of Utah

Joseph M. Bauman collection of photographs of Utah

Dates: approximately 1910-1929

Collection contains 740 photographs, including 719 prints made by Brigham Young University of 594 negatives and 125 transparencies. The photographs were taken between approximately 1910 and 1929. They are photographs of places throughout Utah. Many are taken in the wilderness, especially in the mountains. There are also photographs of small towns and farms, and many of these are portraits of at least one person. There are also photographs of the interior and exterior of houses and some photographs of machinery. There are also some close-up photographs of insects and some plants.

  • Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bauman, Joseph M., 1946
  • Call Number: MSS P 327
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Photographs and prints (boxes 1-2): Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives and transparencies (boxes 3-5): Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are arranged by material type. Photographs are maintained in the original order, with corresponding negatives and transparencies given the same number, followed by "N".
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph M. Bauman collection of photographs of Utah 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 P 327; Joseph M. Bauman collection of photographs of Utah; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS P 327, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 1982 by Joseph Bauman.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Joseph Bauman; 1982.
Subject Terms
Agriculture; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Architecture; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Buildings--Photographs; Buildings--Utah--Photographs; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Children--Photographs; Children--Portraits; Expeditions and Adventure; Farmers--Photographs; Farms--Photographs; Farms--Utah--Photographs; Home and Family; Images; Immigration and American Expansion; Insects--Photography; Interior decoration--Photographs; Landscapes--Utah--Photographs; Material Types; Mountains--West (U.S.)--Photographs; Plants; Plants--Photographs; Science, Technology, and Health; Social Life and Customs; Transportation; Water and Water Rights
Genre / Form
Glass negatives; Landscape photography; Nitrate negatives; Portraits; Portraits, Group; Transparencies
Processing Information
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Bauman (Joseph M.) collection of photographs of Utah
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Abe Austin, Anne Ashton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-19T04:31-0700
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Joseph M. Bauman (1946- ) is a writer.

Joseph M. Bauman was born in 1946. He has worked as a reporter for WBOC TV in Salisbury, Maryland, The Beachcomber of Ocean City, Maryland, and the Delmarva News of Selbyville, Delaware. In 1971 he returned to Salt Lake City, Utah and began a job as a reporter for the Deseret News. He won state-wide and regional journalism contests, covering the environment, the military, federal courts and other beats. He has interviewed veterans of every American war from the Spanish American to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has traveled to Bosnia twice on assignment. For much of his career he wrote a weekly column. His book "Stone House Lands: The San Rafael Reef" was published by the University of Utah Press in 1987. He retired from the newspaper in 2008, after 36 1/2 years, and began an astronomy blog for the Deseret News. His main focus today is writing. He published another book, "Don't Tread on Me: Photographs and Life Stories of American Revolutionaries" in 2012.

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