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Kieth Merrill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1950

Scope and Contents

Kieth Merrill papers collection contains diaries, personal and business papers, photographs, and motion pictures from Kieth Merrill. The personal papers include journal manuscripts and correspondence. Business papers include production materials from The Great American Cowboy, Take Down, Harry's War, and Legacy.


  • 1953-1987

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is completely restricted. No access until it is fully processed.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Kieth Merrill is an independent film maker who has worked as a writer, producer, and director. His films Harry's War, Windwalker, and Take Down were independently produced and distributed. He won an Academy Award for his documentary The Great American Cowboy. He produced films for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including Legacy and The Testaments Of One Fold And One Shepherd.


25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)

164 cartons (164 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections between 1991 and 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Kieth Merrill; 1991-2007.


Arts and Communications.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Kieth Merrill papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 23
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States