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Media Services records

Identifier: UA 1317

Scope and Contents

Contains audio-visual materials, brochures, meeting minutes, publications, correspondence, newsletters, oversized materials such as reel-to-reel tapes and early recording artifacts. Materials date from between 1944 and 1987.


  • 1944-1987


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 L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Media Services (1976-1999) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University that 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.


9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Administrative records, 1953-1987. 2. Recordings and artifacts, 1944-1971.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Found in the University Archives stacks in January 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archives stacks; January 2007.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Carter; January 2007.

Register of Media Services records
Amanda Jo Carter
2007 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.

Revision Statements

  • 2011 April 8: Added to Archivists Toolkit by Andrea Wyss in April 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US