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Howard Hawks photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 27

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Howard Hawks behind the scenes of movies and photographs with his family, including one transparency. Some of these photographs have corresponding sfaety film acetate negatives. Dated approximately 1930-1969.


  • approximately 1930-1969


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Access

Negatives. Condition restricted; permission to use items must be ovtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Howard Hawks photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Howard Hawks (1896-1977) was an American film producer and director.

Howard Winchester Hawks was born in Goshen, Indiana, on May 30, 1896. He made his career in Hollywood, working in the film industry as a screenwriter, editor, director, and producer. In 1974 he was awarded an honorary Academy Award of merit. Hawks died in Palm Springs, California, on December 26, 1977.


5 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Howard Hawks in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Howard Hawks; 1977.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See Howard Hawks papers (MSS 1404).

Separated Materials

Movie stills were transferred to the Movie stills collection (MSS P 768).


Prints from negatives. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2020.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; July 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Howard Hawks photographs
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 December 14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States