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Media Services records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5373

Scope and Contents

Contains the materials collected and produced by Media Services. Materials include correspondence, reports, and actions concerning the Daily Universe, Department of Communications, and Instructional Television Services (1962-1978).


  • 1962-1978


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Media Services records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

Media Services (1983-1999) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University.

Media Services oversaw many departments dealing with video and audio production. In 1999 Media Services was dissolved and became a part of the Office of Information Technology Services. Administrators for Media Services were William D. Farnsworth (1976-1983), and D. Dean VanUitert (1983-1999). Divisions who had their own directors within Media Services included Broadcast Services Dept., Film Production Department, Marketing Department, and the Sound Services Department. Media Services oversaw the Broadcast Services Department, Electronic Media Department, Film Production Department, Marketing Department, and Sound Service Department. From 1978-1981 Media Services worked in association with Learning Services and the David O. McKay Institute to administer and run the campus Learning Resource Centers program. The manager of Media Services oversaw all units within the service. Media Services functioned under the direction of the University.


7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; 1989.


Administration (University Archives Collection Development Policy, 2015, V.b.v.2.a).

Processing Information

Processed; Jacob Clark Smith; January 2008.

Register of Media Services records
Jacob Clark Smith
2008 January
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US