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Scott Whitaker papers

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 2278

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains journals, photographs, cartoons, and biographical information produced by Scott Whitaker, and document his personal and professional work. The ten journals cover the period from 1966 to 1975.


  • 1966-1976


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

Scott Whitaker (1915-1976) was an American screenwriter and film director.

Scott M. Whitaker worked for Disney Studios, RKO, and the BYU Motion Picture Studio. He worked on such films as Johnny Lingo and Man’s Search for Happiness and wrote scripts for television. Whitaker was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection contains the papers and journals of Scott M. Whitaker, including ten journals covering 1966 to 1975, photographs, cartoons, and biographical information.

Custodial History note

Donated by Wendy Whitaker Candland in 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Wendy Whitaker Candland; 2001.

Appraisal note

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Kayla Quinney; February 2009.

Register of Scott Whitaker papers
Kayla Quinney
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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