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Motion Picture Studio footage of Brigham Young University campus

Motion Picture Studio footage of Brigham Young University campus

Dates: 1949-1981

Materials include 26 reels of film footage of the Brigham Young University campus. Digital copies of the film are also included in the form of 26 DVDs. Footage dates from 1949 to 1981 and is silent.

  • Extent: 26 film boxes (26 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1287
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Film reels are condition restricted. Patrons should use DVD copies to access the footage.
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 Motion Picture Studio footage of Brigham Young University campus must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1287; Motion Picture Studio footage of Brigham Young University campus; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1287, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from the LDS Motion Picture Studio in June 2006. Transferred from the LDS Motion Picture Studio in October 2013.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; LDS Motion Picture Studio; June 2006. Transferred; LDS Motion Picture Studio; Oct. 2013.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1287.xml
Subject Terms
Wilkinson, Ernest L., 1899-1978; College life films; Colleges and Universities; Education; Historical films; Sports films
Genre / Form
DVDs; Motion picture film
Processing Information
Processed; Annette Steele; July 2006. Processed; Abe Austin; April 2012. Processed; Joseph Wiest; October 2013.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1287
Finding Aid Title
Motion Picture Studio footage of Brigham Young University campus
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Abe Austin
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-03T04:19-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio (1953-1991) 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.

In 1991 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints moved the studio from Brigham Young University supervision to the Church. Directors of the Motion Picture Studio included Wetzel O. Whitaker (1953-1974), Jesse E. Stay (1974-1983), and Peter N. Johnson (1983-1991).



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