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Robert P. Johannes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2255

Scope and Contents

Materials include personal papers, color transparencies, photographs, and 16mm film relating to Johannes's career as a motion picture and television technician. Materials relate to the television series "Boots and Saddles" and motion pictures "The Conqueror," "The Searchers", "Timbuktu", and "MacKenna's Gold", as well as a 1956 expedition to Iran for a possible remake of the silent documentary "Grass". Television and film locations include some in Utah. Dated 1956-1969.


  • 1956-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Access Restricted. Permission to obtain access must be granted by the Curator of the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Robert P. Johannes papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Robert P. Johannes (1916-1964) was a camera operator and assistant cameraman in Hollywood.

He worked on such movies as The Searchers, Timbuktu, and MacKenna's Gold. He also worked on such television series as Boots and Saddles and Route 66.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

72 slides (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials created by Johannes, donated to BYU by his widow in 2001, 2014, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marjorie Johannes; 2001.

Donated; Marjorie Johannes; 2014.

Donated; Marjorie Johannes; 2016.


Arts and Communications.

Processing Information

Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 2001.

Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2017.

Register of Robert P. Johannes papers
James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
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

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States