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Lyndon W. Cook, Jr. collection of Utah and Illinois historic images

Identifier: AR 950CJr

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains loose photographs, a photograph album, drawings, and a patent created by Charles Ellis Johnson, F. Day, and others. The items, collected by Lyndon W. Cook, Jr., were created in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nauvoo, Illinois, and Jerusalem between the dates of 1850 and 1936.


  • Creation: 1844-1936


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Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for research. Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical/Historical note

Lyndon W. Cook, Jr: Son of Lyndon Cook, Sr. who was the Special Collections curator at Utah Valley State College Library until 2008.

Charles Ellis Johnson:Was a well known Salt Lake City, Utah photographer from around 1885-1926.


7.54 Linear Feet (6 containers)


Collection consists of various historical materials collected by Lyndon W. Cook, Jr.

Arrangement note

Series arrangement os as follows: I. stereo photographs of Brigham Young's home, Nauvoo, Ill. II. photographs of Salt Lake Tabernacle III. souvenir photo cards Salt Lake City, Emma Smith, Kirtland Temple Interior IV. photographic copy of a daguerreotype of Brigham Young V. photograph of John Henry Smith VI. souvenir photographs Nauvoo, Ill. VII. Charles Ellis Johnson patent drawing VIII. Charles Ellis Johnson photograph album of 1897 Utah Jubilee Parade, and portraits of young women IX. F. Day photograph/drawing of soldier X. charcoal drawing of son of Charles Ellis Johnson XI. Charles Ellis Johnson poster of photographs from Jerusalem

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lyndon W. Cook, Jr.

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record.


Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, Rebekah Westrup
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Revision Statements

  • 09 February 2021: Added photographic materials in Box 6

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States