Jerry Larson papers

Jerry Larson papers

Dates: 1979-1993

Contains recordings, scripts, and project information regarding Montevidisco, an interactive video-based program designed to assist students of the Spanish language by improving their listening comprehension skills through role-playing situations. Because of the gender-specific nature of the Spanish language, Montevidisco includes two separate series of interactive situations: one for male students and one for female students. Compiled by Jerry Larson, who repurposed the Montevidisco program in 1992 to improve student control and feedback using newer technology.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.). -- 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Larson, Jerry W.
  • Call Number: MSS 8078
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Collection is organized into two series: Montevidisco scripts and instructions (1992-1993), and Montevidisco recordings (1979-1992).
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jerry Larson 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 8078; Jerry Larson papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8078, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jerry Larson in August 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jerry Larson; August 2012.
Subject Terms
Larson, Jerry W.; Colleges and Universities; Education; Education, Higher--Utah--Provo; Spanish language--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo
Genre / Form
Scripts (Documents); Video recordings
Processing Information
Processed; Stephanie Laabs; August 2012.
Appraisal Information
University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Larson (Jerry) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Laabs
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-08-27T09:53-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script
Biographical Info:


Jerry Larson if a professor at BYU that improved the Montevisdisco program in 1992.

Dr. Jerry W. Larson is a professor of Spanish Pedagogy and Director of the Humanities Technology and Research Support Center and the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education and Spanish from the University of Minnesota in 1977. After teaching Spanish for three years at Northern Arizona University, he was invited to join the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1980. His main professional interests have been in researching and developing technological applications for language learning and testing. In addition to other computerized teaching and testing programs, he, along with colleagues in the Humanities Research Center at BYU, created user enhancements to Montevisdisco, one of the earliest reported computer-controlled, interactive videodisc programs designed specifically to aid in language learning.

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