Merian C. Cooper correspondence and interview

Merian C. Cooper correspondence and interview

Dates: 1929-1972

Includes photocopies of correspondence between Behlmer, Merian C. Cooper, and others. Also includes recording and transcript of interview recorded by Behlmer with Cooper in 1965 concerning Cooper's service in World War I and the Russo-Polish War (1919-1920); and his films with Ernest B. Schoedsack: "Grass" and "Chang." Some correspondence relates to David O. Selznick and the film, "King Kong."

  • Extent: 4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Behlmer, Rudy. -- Cooper, Merian C.
  • Call Number: MSS 2024
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: No photocopying allowed except by written permission of curator of Arts and Communications Archives.
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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 Merrian C. Cooper correspondence and interview 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 2024; Merrian C. Cooper correspondence and interview; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2024, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Behlmer interviewed Cooper in 1965. Cooper provided Behlmer with photocopies of some of his correspondence. Behlmer later donated the interview audiotapes, the photocopied correspondence, and photocopies of some of his own correspondence with Cooper, to Brigham Young University.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Rudy Behlmer; 1989 and 1993.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Schoedsack, Ernest B., 1893-1979; Selznick, David O., 1902-1965; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; Russo-Polish War, 1919-1920
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Letters; Oral histories; Photocopies
King Kong (Motion picture : 1933)
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Cooper (Merian C.) correspondence and interview
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-23T11:33-0600

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Ben Harry
Curator - Arts & Communications Archives