Dawn House photograph collection, 1985-1990

Overview of the Collection

House, Dawn
Dawn House photograph collection
1985-1990 (inclusive)
.2 linear feet, (1 archives box)  :  116 items
Collection Number
Dawn House was a Utah reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune who was nomianted twice for the Pulitzer Prize. The Dawn House photograph collection contains images related to her reporting in the 1980s on the writings of William E. McLellin and the crimes and trial of Mark Hofmann.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
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

Dawn House (b. 1947), formerly known as Dawn Tracy, served as a reporter for the Daily Herald located in Provo, Utah, from 1975-1983. She later became a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune from 1983-1992. She was nominated by The Salt Lake Tribune twice for the Pulitzer Prize: in 1986 for her stories on the Mark Hofmann forgery and murder scheme, and in 1999 for a series on polygamy investigative stories. House began working as the news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune in 1992. She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU in 1970 in communications.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Dawn House photograph collection contains photographs and slides collected by House in relation to her career as a journalist, particularly her coverage in the 1980s of the Mark Hofmann trial and its relationship to the writings of early Mormon apostate William E. McLellin.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Dawn House photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Dawn House photograph collection, P0880, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P0880.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged by subject

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dawn House in 2001.

Processing Note

Processed by Claire A. Kempa in 2021.

Separated Materials

See also the Dawn House papers (ACCN 1839) in the Manuscripts Division and A0658 in the Audiovisual Division of Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Writings by William E. McLellin
  • P0880n01_01_001: H.O. Traughber with "documents believed related to writings of William E. McLellin", black and white print
  • P0880n01_01_002--016: Writings by William E. McLellin
  • P0880n01_01_017: H.O. Traughber with documents
  • P0880n01_01_018--019: Writings by William E. McLellin
  • P0880n01_01_020: Cover of notebook with illustration of a lady, grayscale photo print
1 2 Negatives and Color Prints: Investigation of McLellin Papers
  • P0880n01_02_001--037: Investigation of McLellin Papers, color prints and corresponding negatives
1 3 Slides of William McLellin's Writing
  • P0880n01_03_001--049: Slides of William McLellin's Writing
1 4 Mark Hofmann Trail
  • P0880n01_04_001: Mark Hofmann
  • P0880n01_04_002: Ron Yengich, defense attorney
  • P0880n01_04_003: Wade Lillywhite
  • P0880n01_04_004: Mark Hofmann speaking with unidentified man
  • P0880n01_04_005: Prosecutor Robert Stott (left) and Third District Judge Paul Grant (right)
  • P0880n01_04_006--007: Evidence from Mark Hofmann Trial, negative prints
  • P0880n01_04_008--009: Evidential notebooks and knife from Mark Hofmann Trial, grayscale print
  • P0880n01_04_010: Mark Hofmann (left) and Ron Yengich (right)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Forgery of manuscripts--Utah--Salt Lake City--History--Photographs
  • Trials (Murder)--Utah--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Hofmann, Mark
  • McLellin, William E. (William Earl)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Color negatives
  • Color slides