Creative Works Office records

Creative Works Office records

Dates: 2001-2007

Collection contains actors' release forms, royalties, and billings for Sisterz in Zion, faculty production proposals, and other audiovisual production materials associated with the Brigham Young University Creative Works Office, dating from between 2001 and 2007.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Creative Works Office
  • Call Number: UA 5581
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years (until 2032) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Collection retained in its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Creative Works Office records 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 5581; Creative Works Office records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5581, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in July 2011.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; July 2011.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Creative Works Office--Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Colleges and Universities; Education; Motion pictures--Production and direction--Utah; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
Business records; Proposals
Sisterz in Zion (Motion picture)
Business (Commercial function)
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2011.
Appraisal Information
Department records (University Archives Collecting Policy July 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Creative Works Office records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth West
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-09-07T17:20-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Creative Works Office (established 1996) is a department at Brigham Young University designed to manage the copyright and content developed by other university departments.

The Creative Works Office was established in 1996 to take advantage of commercial applications developed in the areas of instructional materials, software, and creative works such as art, music, and other media. The office was designed to tap into the copyrights and content developed at Brigham Young University and was thus dedicated to the commercialization and licensing of creative works.

Prior to the establishment of the Creative Works Office, the existing creative works were being handled and distributed by the Technology Transfer Office. These included CAPE (Computer Adaptive Placement Exams) and some training videos from the college of Nursing. By the time the Creative Works Office was formed, the Technology Transfer Office had been soliciting disclosures for about seven years, but only in three of the ten colleges on campus: the College of Engineering, the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the College of Life Sciences, where all the technical disclosures originated. There was also no centralized way of marketing the products coming from the School of Music, KBYU, the Department of Theater and Media Arts, and other departments on campus. It was decided that the best way to market these products would be through a BYU catalog that could be sent to mailing lists available on campus. The first catalog was mailed in December 1997 and was sent to 160,000 alumni. In 1997 the Creative Works Office established an online storefront for the software programs developed by the Humanities Technology and Research Support Center. After a few years, the office decided to partner with the campus book store.

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Cory Nimer
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