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Accuracy in Media records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2194

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence, publications, research files, Media Monitor papers, and video and audio tapes covering Accuracy in Media activities, 1969-2011.


  • 1969-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Administrative History

Accuracy in Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that demands corrections in inaccurate news stories.

Accuracy in Media (AIM) was founded in 1969 by a group of people led by Reed Irvine whose son, Don Irvine, is now chairman. Originally a volunteer organization, it now maintains a professional staff with offices in Washington, D.C.


21 media boxes (13.86 linear ft.)

5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

15 oversize boxes (24.9 linear ft.)

151 cartons (151 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection maintained in original order.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository upon request.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Accuracy in Media between 1988 and 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Accuracy in Media; 1988-2012.


Arts and Communications.

Accuracy in Media is a political organization that removes bias from the media. It is not affiliated with the state of Utah, but addresses broader situations that affect politics and government in Utah.

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2005.

Processed; Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.

Register of the Accuracy in Media records
John N. Gillespie; Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor; and John Murphy, curator
2010 July 20
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