Richard Alan Nelson papers

Richard Alan Nelson papers

Dates: 1911-1990

Materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, film reviews, newsletters, promotional materials, essays, transparencies, and photographs. The materials relate to Nelson's research into how Mormons have been portrayed in motion pictures and to lectures he has given on the subject. Dated 1911-1990.

  • Extent: 8 boxes (8 linear ft.). -- 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Nelson, Richard Alan, 1947. -- Nelson, Richard Alan, 1947
  • Call Number: MSS 1928
  • 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 Richard Alan Nelson 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 1928; Richard Alan Nelson papers; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1928, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were donated by the creator, Richard Alan Nelson in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Richard Alan Nelson; 2014.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Mormons in motion pictures; Motion pictures--United States--History; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Nelson, Richard Alan, 1947-
Genre / Form
Essays; Newspapers; Letters; Newsletters; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Motion picture reviews
Processing Information
Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Nelson (Richard Alan) papers
Finding Aid Author
Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-07-08 12:26:51 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Richard Alan Nelson (1947- ) is an internationally-known business, communication and public affairs educator and consultant.

Richard Alan Nelson is currently a Professor of Mass Communication and Public Affairs at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. He has also written and lectured on the portrayal of Mormons in film.

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