Arthur Lennig papers

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Arthur Lennig papers

Dates: 1900-1977

Typescripts of books with handwritten corrections, correspondence, articles, research notes, short stories, and photographs. The materials relate to the history of motion pictures in the United States and to the career of the actor, Bela Lugosi.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (15 linear in.)
  • Creator: Lennig, Arthur
  • Call Number: MSS 1776
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Arthur Lennig 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 1776; Arthur Lennig papers; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1776, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Arthur Lennig; 1978.
Subject Terms
Lennig, Arthur--Archives; Lugosi, Bela, 1882-1956; Correspondence; Material Types; Motion pictures--United States--History; Publications
Genre / Form
Articles; Drafts (Documents); Letters; Notes
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Arthur Lennig papers
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-19T11:05-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Arthur Lenning (born 1933) is an American film historian.

Arthur Lennig was born on February 22, 1933 in East Williston, New York to Arthur O. G. Lennig and Katherine Gardiner. He attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, graduating in 1955. On June 14, 1955 he married Hannelore Wilfert, a college teacher, and together they had one child. Lennig continued his studies, earning a master's degree from SUNY Albany in 1956, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1961.

Lennig has taught English and film studies at Russell Sage College (1962-1966) and at SUNY Albany (starting in 1966). Much of his research and writing has focused on film history.

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