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The search for truth / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Scott Whitaker and Richard Neil Evans

The search for truth / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Scott Whitaker and Richard Neil Evans

Dates: 1961

Film was released in 1962, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It depicts the relationship between science and religion. It focuses on the story of Henry Eyring (father of President Henry B. Eyring) and his role as member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a scientist. The film's purpose was to show the compatibility of religion and science. The collection has one copy on a film reel. Dated 1961.

  • Extent: 1 film reel
  • Creator: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. -- Evans, Richard Neil. -- Eyring, Henry, 1901-1981. -- Fletcher, Harvey, b. 1884. -- Hill, Armin J. (Armin John), 1912. -- Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977. -- Whitaker, Scott. -- Whitaker, Wetzel O.. -- Whitaker, Wetzel O.
  • Call Number: UA 5625 Series 2 Subseries 13
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research. Films are kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearences. Permission to publish material from the David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Board of Curators.
Note
Cast: Werner Von Braun, Harvey Fletcher, Henry Eyring, Armin J. Hill, Edwin Astin, George A. Makin, Francis Urry, Ethel Baker Callis, Howard Ashby, Dale Tingey, David Jacobs, Wendell Noble.
Preferred Citation
The search for truth / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Scott Whitaker and Richard Neil Evans; UA 5625; David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Subject Terms
Mormon Church; Religion and science
Genre / Form
Motion picture film; Nonfiction films; Religious films; Short films
Occupation
Motion picture producers
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA5625
Finding Aid Title
Jacobs (David Kent) collection on Mormon films
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Joshua Barton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:06-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

David Kent Jacobs (born 1937) is a film director, producer, and screenwriter in Utah.

David Kent Jacobs graduated from Weber College with an Associate of Science and completed his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University 1961. He was part of the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and was involved in multiple productions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jacobs wrote his Master's thesis on "The History of Motion Pictures Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1967 to complete his Master's of Arts at Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he achieved his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Utah.

Jacobs worked for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for seventeen years and at Nu Skin Enterprises for seventeen years; at both entities he worked as a director and producer for film projects. During his time at the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department he worked on films for both the University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Projects he was involved with include "The First Vision," "The Mailbox," "Uncle Ben," and "Curtain Time USA." He was also involved with projects like the satellite broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' general conference and commercials for Brigham Young University.



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