Victor Milner papers

Victor Milner papers

Dates: 1914-1990

Correspondence, a scrapbook, newsclippings, telegrams, certificates, and other items. The materials deal with the motion picture industry in the United States and Milner's career as cinematagrapher. Some of the correspondence is with Cecil B. DeMille, the American motion picture producer. Also includes newspaper coverage of Milner's detention in the Soviet Zone of Germany in 1949.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Milner, Victor, 1893-1972
  • Call Number: MSS 1965
  • 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 Victor Milner 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 1965; Victor Milner papers; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1965, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Cinematographers--California--Los Angeles--Correspondence; Motion picture producers and directors--Correspondence; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
Certificates; Letters; Newspapers; Periodicals; Photographs; Scrapbooks; Videotapes
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Milner (Victor) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-13T04:28-0600
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Biographical History

Movie cinematographer who worked on 129 film productions during his career, 1915-1953. He won the Oscar for photography in 1934 (Cleopatra) and was one of Cecil B. DeMille's favorite directors of photography.

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Curator - Arts & Communications Archives