Motion picture archives
Scope and Contents
Contains Brigham Young University's motion picture collection of films created by various motion picture studios. The films date from approximately 1920-1979. Most of them were created in or near Hollywood, although many were shot on location around the world.
Conditions Governing Access
Condition restricted; patrons should use reference DVDs. Permission to use originals must be obtained 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 Motion picture archives must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
1001 reels (250 linear ft.)
304 videodiscs (12.7 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
16mm prints were created by the studios for distribution to colleges, universities, prisons, and television stations. Those films were then either discarded or sold. All films were purchased, and no specific custodial history was provided upon purchase.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Flying Devils and many other films were purchased from Jerry Bryant, the film broker.
Motion pictures (Motion picture archives).
Accessioned; John Gillespie; 2014 September 14.
Updated for DACS compliance; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2015 February 13.
- Register of Motion picture archives
- In Progress
- Abe Austin
- 2012 April 19
- 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.