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Ernest B. Schoedsack sound recordings

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5792

Scope and Contents

Collection includes two compact discs with sound recordings made by Ernest B. Schoedsack during the 1960s. Includes a narration of the wreck of the schooner Wisdom II by Schoedsack, and a recorded letter to a Mr. Turner in Texas. The letter has several narrative voices in addition to Schoedsack, including Ruth Rose and Robert Armstrong. Dated approximately 1960s.


  • approximately 1960s


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

Biographical history

Ernest B. Schoedsack was born June 8, 1893. He became a cameraman in 1914, and continued working as a cameraman throughout World War I, during which he also worked with the American Red Cross to liberate refugees. He began collaborating with Merian C. Cooper in 1925 on the documentary Grass and then on Chang two years later. Their best-known joint-venture was the 1933 acclaimed film King Kong. He actively worked on producing, directing and shooting films from 1924 to 1952. Schoedsack died December 23, 1979.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Compact discs produced by donor Matthew Hoffman from recordings in his possession, then donated to Brigham Young University in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Matthew Hoffman; 2007.


Arts & Communications Archives (Brigham Young University Film Music Archives, I., 1999).

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions of recordings located in folder 1.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of audiovisual recordings available in the reference room.

Processing Information

Processed; Lucy Brimhall, April 2013.

Register of Ernest B. Schoedsack sound recordings
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 9
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