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Media Services records

Identifier: UA 992

Scope and Contents

Contains records from Media Services including correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and other departmental records. Materials dated 1963-1992.


  • 1963-1992


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

The Electronic Media Department was established in 1968 to manage audio and sound services on the university campus. In 1977, it was integrated into the newly established Media Services division. In 1993, it was dissolved as an independent unit.

Directors included Dean M. Austin (1968-1977) and Ralph O. Hickenlooper (1977-1993).

Biographical / Historical

Media Services was established in 1976 as part of a reorganization of the Division of Learning Resources. The new unit managed Broadcast Services, the Department of Motion Picture Production, Electronic Media Department, Marketing Department, and Sound Services Department. Between 1978 and 1981, Media Services also worked with Learning Services and the David O. McKay Institute to administer campus Learning Resource Centers. In 1999 Media Services was dissolved and its departments became a part of Information Technology Services.

Directors included William Dewey Farnsworth (1976-1983) and D. Dean VanUitert (1983-1999).


20 boxes (10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in 12 series: 1. Media Services correspondence, 1976-1988. 2. Media Services meeting minutes, 1970-1992. 3. Media Services committee records, 1963-1988. 4. Media Services records on faculty development program, 1976-1989. 5. Media Services files, 1969-1986. 6. Media Services special project files, 1971-1991. 7. Media Services policies and procedures, 1972-1991. 8. Media Services reports, 1965-1991. 9. Media Services financial records, 1974-1985. 10. Media Services contracts, agreements, and requests, 1975-1990. 11. Media Services publications, 1972-1989. 12. Media Services general files, 1976-1983.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in July 2002 and 2021.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2021.


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

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark; 2002.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, 2022. Addendum processed.

  • Issues of "Viewfinder" include: March-December 1974, January-April 1975, March-April 1975, July-August 1975, December 1975, January 1986, April-December 1986, February 1987, April-May 1987, July-September 1989, December 1989, January 1990, May-July 1990, June 1992, and August-September 1992. Issues of "Prelude" include: April-May 1983, September-December 1983, January-June 1984, August-December 1984, January 1985, March-June 1985, August 1985, October-December 1985, January-February 1986, April-June 1986, August-September 1986, November-December 1986, March 1987, May 1987, July 1989, November-December 1989, January 1990, May-September 1990, and July-August 1992.
Register of the Media Services records
Under Revision
J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2022 April 14: Addendum processed; Anne Ashton.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US