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Title F. Jay Haynes Collection
Call Number MSS 226
Extent 11 folders
Dates of Creation Ca. 1876 - 1880
Creator F. Jay Haynes
Scope & Content The collection consists of photo copies of F. Jay Haynes pictures of Clay County with the majority of them being of Moorhead. They were obtained from the Haynes collection at the Montana Historical Society.
Admin/Biographical History F. Jay Haynes was a professional photographer who was instrumental in documenting the setting of Northwestern Minnesota. He opened his first studio in Moorhead in 1876 as well which helped him move his cabinet portraits to locals, and stereoviews of his railroad photographs. His Moorhead Studio stayed open for three years when he decided to move to Fargo. He established his final studio in St. Paul in 1889.

While a studio photographer in Minnesota/North Dakota Haynes also served as the Official Photographer for the Northern Pacific Railroad starting in 1876. In 1881 he became the official photographer and concessionaire for Yellowstone National Park. In 1883 he served as photographer for Chester A. Arthur's visit to Yellowstone during Arthur's first year as president.
People Haynes, F. Jay
Subjects Clay County (Minn.)
Location of Originals Originals are held in the archives of the Montana Historical Society
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.

The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the original prints of these photos and must be contacted before any of them are used for publication.
Language of Material English
Archival History Copied from the Montana Historical Society in 1999.
Containers Inventory
Farms - Minnesota
Glyndon, MN
Moorhead, MN - Buildings
Moorhead MN - General
Moorhead, MN – Street Scenes
Red River - General
Red River - Floods
Red River - Steamboats