The search for truth / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Scott Whitaker and Richard Neil Evans, 1961
Scope and Contents
Film was released in 1962, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It depicts the relationship between science and religion. It focuses on the story of Henry Eyring (father of President Henry B. Eyring) and his role as member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a scientist. The film's purpose was to show the compatibility of religion and science. The collection has one copy on a film reel. Dated 1961.
- Brigham Young University (producer, Organization)
- Evans, Richard Neil (author of screenplay, etc., Person)
- Whitaker, Scott (author of screenplay, etc., Person)
- Whitaker, Wetzel O. (director, Person)
- Whitaker, Wetzel O. (producer, Person)
- Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981 (depicted, Person)
- Eyring, Henry, 1901-1981 (depicted, Person)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (distributor, Organization)
- Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977 (depicted, Person)
- Hill, Armin J. (Armin John), 1912- (depicted, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research. Films are kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearences. Permission to publish material from David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Board of Curators.
David Kent Jacobs (1937- ) is a film director, producer, and screenwriter in Utah.
David Kent Jacobs graduated from Weber College with an Associate of Science and completed his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University 1961. He was part of the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and was involved in multiple productions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jacobs wrote his Master's thesis on "The History of Motion Pictures Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1967 to complete his Master's of Arts at Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he achieved his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Utah.
Jacobs worked for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for seventeen years and at Nu Skin Enterprises for seventeen years; at both entities he worked as a director and producer for film projects. During his time at the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department he worked on films for both the University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Projects he was involved with include The First Vision, The Mailbox, Uncle Ben, and Curtain Time USA. He was also involved with projects like the satellite broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' general conference and commercials for Brigham Young University.
1 film reel
Language of Materials
Production credits: Cinematographer, Robert W. Stum; film editor, Frank S. Wise; sound, Tyler Rogers.
Cast: Werner Von Braun, Harvey Fletcher, Henry Eyring, Armin J. Hill, Edwin Astin, George A. Makin, Francis Urry, Ethel Baker Callis, Howard Ashby, Dale Tingey, David Jacobs, Wendell Noble.
- Brigham Young University. Motion Picture Studio
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History--Drama
- Mormon Church
- Motion picture producers and directors -- Utah
- Motion pictures
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Utah
- Nonfiction films
- Religion and science
- Religious films
- Short films
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US