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James W. Dearden papers

Identifier: MSS 9237

Scope and Contents

Materials related to the career of Mormon filmaker James Dearden. The materials include personal photographs and papers as well as papers pertaining to research and funding for the film "Andrew J. Russell, a social historian." Approximately 1960-2004.


  • approximately 1960-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James W. Dearden papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

James W. Dearden (1940- ) is a filmmaker and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

James W. Dearden was born in May 1940 to Herman and Lois Dearden in Henefer, Utah. James served in the Auckland, New Zealand mission from December 1960 to December 1962. James married Jolene, and they currently live in Taylorsville, Utah. He is a film director, producer, and editor.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in four series: 1. James W. Dearden papers on personal and work life, approximately 1991-2005. 2. James W. Dearden research for Andrew J. Russell film, approximately 1982-2004. 3. James W. Dearden photographs, approximately 1960-2005.

Custodial History

Donated by creator James W. Dearden in May 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; James W. Dearden; May 2014.


General Selection Guidelines, Subject and Collection Overlap Within the Lee Library (Photo library collection development policy II.C, September 2019).

Processing Information

Processed; Kathryn Bradley, student manuscript processor, and Tom Wells, curator; January 2019.

Processed; Alyssa Pitts, student manuscript processor, and Tom Wells, curator; September 2019.

Register of James W. Dearden papers
Dearden (James W.) papers
Kathryn Bradley, Tom Wells
2019 January 7
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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