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Lawrence H. Suid papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6814

Scope and Contents note

The Lawrence Suid papers consist of oral history interviews with film industry individuals such as L.J. Carter, Charles Champlin, Bob Hope, Nicholas Meyer, Edmund North, Dr. Thomas Paine, Rocco Petrone, Gene Roddenberry, Pierre Salinger, Robert Seamans, Bob Schleiffer, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Admiral James Shaw, Hugh Sidey, Theodore Sorenson, Oliver Stone, Jack Valenti, Jesco von Puttkamer, David Williamson, Michael Wilson, Robert Wise, and Charles Yeager.

There is correspondence pertaining to a proposed broadcasting series on war films and carbon copies of his own correspondence with these broadcasting companies. There are also correspondence, court documents and newspaper clippings related to a lawsuit Mr. Suid brought against Newsweek for plagiarism of his book Guts and Glory. Materials dated 1978-1986.


  • 1978-1986


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

Lawrence Suid is a film and military historian. He is the author of the well-known book Guts & Glory and has appeared on many major news networks and programs. (Information from


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Lawrence Suid's professional papers, including correspondence, oral histories with film industry members, and court documents, 1978-1986.

Custodial History note

Donated by Lawrence Suid in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Lawrence Suid; 1989.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 27 April 2009.

Register of Lawrence H. Suid papers
Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
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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