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John Mills Whitaker photograph collection, 1880s-1920s
Overview of the Collection
- Whitaker, John Mills, 1863-1960
- John Mills Whitaker photograph collection
- 1880s-1920s (inclusive)18801929
- 5 photographs
- Collection Number
- The John Mills Whitaker photograph collection contains photographs relating to John Mills Whitaker's life events.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
John Mills Whitaker was born on 16 October 1863 in Centerville, Utah, to Thomas William Whitaker and Elizabeth Oakden Mills Whitaker. His youth was spent at Centerville and Ogden working with his father in farming and carpentry. He attended the University of Deseret during the 1880s and married Ida Taylor in 1886. He worked for the Salt Lake and Fort Douglas Railway and helped organize the Utah-Western Railway Company. Whitaker served in various capacities in the LDS Church, including several missions. He was a teacher and promoted the teaching of young people. He was responsible for the development of the LDS seminary system. John Mills Whitaker died on 2 April 1960.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The John Mills Whitaker collection contains portraits of Whitaker as the Second Counselor in the L.D.S. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Eastern States Mission. The collection also contains a group portrait of the first graduating seminary class of Granite High School, circa 1920. Granite High School was the location of the first L.D.S. seminary program; John Whitaker was the principal. The John Mills Whitaker collection contains a total of five black and white photographs that are in good condition.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.
Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Mormon missionaries--Photographs
- Whitaker, John Mills, 1863-1960--Photographs
- Granite High School (South Salt Lake, Utah)--Students--Photographs
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