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Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio collection of Vault Films

Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio collection of Vault Films

Dates: after 1953

Materials include 91 film and audio reels produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. These reels include footage and/or recordings from Geneva Steel from 1955-72 and various church productions and events. Dated after 1953.

  • Extent: 14 film boxes 3.5 linear feet. -- 3 cartons 3 linear feet. -- 1 box 0.5 linear feet
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Motion Picture Studio
  • Call Number: MSS 8651
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio Collection of Vault Films 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 8651; Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio collection of Vault Films; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8651, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by BYU Motion Picture Studio in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; BYU Motion Picture Studio; 2014.
Subject Terms
Material Types; Moving Images; Historical films; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church Educational System; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Sound Recordings; Brigham Young University. Motion Picture Studio; United States Steel Corporation. Geneva Works
Processing Information
Processed; Seth Cannon, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS8651
Finding Aid Title
Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio collection of Vault Files
Finding Aid Author
Seth Cannon
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-10-23 14:45:23 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Motion Picture Studio (1953-1990) was a support unit at Brigham Young University. It produced documentary, historical, and training films for use of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in schools.

Within the Motion Picture Production was the Film Development Advisory Committee. That committee's functions were to review and select subjects for motion pictures, to review motion picture proposals to consider whether they should be approved for production, to review motion picture scripts and make recommendations for changes if necessary, to review marketing studies made on proposed motion pictures, to review budgets for proposed motion pictures, and to evaluate the overall marketing and advertising programs for educational motion pictures.

Originally the Motion Picture Studio reported directly to the president of the university. In 1959, the director of the Motion Picture Studio began reporting to the director of Auxiliary Services. In 1960, Auxiliary Services became the Vice-President of Auxiliary Services. The director of the Motion Picture Studio reported to this Vice-President until 1965 when the Division of Communications was created. Thereafter the director reported to the director of Communication Services, the Instructional Services Division, and the Division of Instructional Production Services.



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John Murphy
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john_m_murphy@byu.edu