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Pioneers in petticoats / Brigham Young University ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; screenplay, Carol Lynn Pearson, 1969

 Sub-Series — Reel: 44
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 30
Film was released in 1969, and was produced by Brigham Young University for the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film follows the story of Abigail Harper as she becomes and serves as the president of the recently organized Young Women's Retrenchment Society. The collection contains one copy on a film reel.

Dates

  • 1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Films are kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearences. Permission to publish material from David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Board of Curators.

Extent

1 film reel

Biographical History

David Kent Jacobs (1937- ) is a film director, producer, and screenwriter in Utah.

David Kent Jacobs graduated from Weber College with an Associate of Science and completed his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University 1961. He was part of the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and was involved in multiple productions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jacobs wrote his Master's thesis on "The History of Motion Pictures Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1967 to complete his Master's of Arts at Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he achieved his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Utah.

Jacobs worked for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for seventeen years and at Nu Skin Enterprises for seventeen years; at both entities he worked as a director and producer for film projects. During his time at the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department he worked on films for both the University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Projects he was involved with include The First Vision, The Mailbox, Uncle Ben, and Curtain Time USA. He was also involved with projects like the satellite broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' general conference and commercials for Brigham Young University.

General

Production credits: Writer, Joyce O. Evans; story editor, Scott Whitaker.
General Cast: Melinda Cummings, Nathan Hale, Gordon Jump.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States