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Merian C. Cooper correspondence and interview

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2024
Includes photocopies of correspondence between Behlmer, Merian C. Cooper, and others. Also includes recording and transcript of interview recorded by Behlmer with Cooper in 1965 concerning Cooper's service in World War I and the Russo-Polish War (1919-1920); and his films with Ernest B. Schoedsack: "Grass" and "Chang." Some correspondence relates to David O. Selznick and the film, "King Kong."

Dates

  • 1929-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

No photocopying allowed except by written permission of curator of Arts and Communications Archives.

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

Extent

4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2024.xml

Custodial History

Behlmer interviewed Cooper in 1965. Cooper provided Behlmer with photocopies of some of his correspondence. Behlmer later donated the interview audiotapes, the photocopied correspondence, and photocopies of some of his own correspondence with Cooper, to Brigham Young University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Rudy Behlmer; 1989 and 1993.

Appraisal

Arts and Communications.

Creator

Title
Register of Merian C. Cooper correspondence and interview
Status
completed
Author
Rose Frank
Date
18 April 2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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