Henry S. Kesler papers

Henry S. Kesler papers

Dates: 1948-1960

Scripts, correspondence, reviews, production files, and motion picture and videotape prints of television shows and motion pictures produced and directed by Mr. Kesler. Included are 175 television scripts, most annotated by Kesler, with production-related correspondence and reports as well as fifty-six 16mm black-and-white sound prints of scripts. The PERSONAL file contains correspondence and notes from friends and business associates.

  • Extent: 21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.) : 69 videotapes and motion pictures
  • Creator: Kesler, Henry S., 1907-1997
  • Call Number: MSS 1588
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Collection is available for research without restrictions. However, items covered by copyright are restricted from duplication or profit-generating uses. The 16mm motion pictures and videotapes of television episodes are restricted to research and educational use only. They may not be duplicated in any form without written permission of the copyright owner.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1588; Henry S. Kesler papers; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1588, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The Henry S. Kesler Collection was created during the life of its donor, Mr. Kesler.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1588.xml
Subject Terms
Material Types; Motion picture industry--California--History--Sources; Motion picture producers and directors--California--Biography--Sources; Motion pictures--California--Biography--Sources; Moving Images; Television plays--History and criticism--Sources; Television plays--History--Sources; Television scripts--History--Sources; Television--California--Biography--Sources; Television--California--History--Sources; Television--Production and direction--California--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Feature films; Motion picture plays; Television plays, American
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Kesler (Henry S.) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:12-0600
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Biographical History

Production manager and director in motion pictures and writer, director, and producer in the formative years of American television. He produced over 240 television programs and motion pictures. He married Nancy Lee Hurt in 1945.

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