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Brigham Young University. Media Services

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1976-1999

Administrative History

Media Services (1976-1999) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University. It was responsible for administering the departments related to video and audio production on campus.

Media Services was established in 1976 as part of a reorganization of the Division of Learning Resources. The new unit managed Broadcast Services, the Department of Motion Picture Production, Electronic Media Department, Marketing Department, and Sound Services Department. Between 1978 and 1981, Media Services also worked with Learning Services and the David O. McKay Institute to administer campus Learning Resource Centers. In 1999 Media Services was dissolved and its departments became a part of Information Technology Services.

Directors included William Dewey Farnsworth (1976-1983) and D. Dean VanUitert (1983-1999).

Citation

What makes Millie run. [MP] 1977

BYU organizational history project, via WWW, June 19, 2013: Media Services (est. March 1976 with the reorganization of Dept. of Motion Picture Production and Dept. of Audio-Visual Communication; oversaw many departments dealing with video and audio production; in 1999 dissolved and became part of Office of Information Technology Services; administrators, William D. Farnsworth (1976-1983), and D. Dean VanUitert (1983-1999); divisions included Broadcast Services Dept., Film Production Department, Marketing Department, and the Sound Services Department; oversaw the Broadcast Services Department, Electronic Media Department, Film Production Department, Marketing Department, and Sound Service Department; from 1978-1981 worked with Learning Services and David O. McKay Institute to administer the campus Learning Resource Centers program; administered Records Management, 1982-1985)

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Audiotape duplicate collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 800
Scope and Contents Contains recordings of various U. S. political figures speaking at Brigham Young University. Speakers include Barry Goldwater, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ronald W. Reagan.
Dates: 1961-1991

Department of Audio-Visual Communications program requirements for the campus audio system wiring

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 365
Scope and Contents Includes a brief history of audio recording at Brigham Young University, a map of the campus audio system wiring, and audio system program requirements, specifications, recommendations and estimated costs.
Dates: date of production not identified

Division of Media Services Council meeting minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA SC 103
Scope and Contents Contains the meeting minutes for the Division of Media Services Council.
Dates: 1992-1994

Media Services administrative records, 1953-1987

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1317 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains minutes, reports, newsletters, correspondence, and other materials related to the operations of Media Services. Materials date from between 1953 and 1987.
Dates: 1953-1987

Media Services annual audit reports, 1972-1989

 Sub-Series — Box: 14, Folder: 12-14
Identifier: UA 992 Series 8 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual department audit reports related to Media Services. Materials date from between 1972 and 1989.
Dates: 1972-1989

Media Services annual reports, 1969-1986

 Sub-Series — Box: 15, Folder: 3-8
Identifier: UA 992 Series 8 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains annual services reports at Brigham Young University. Materials date from between 1969 and 1986.
Dates: 1969-1986

Media Services committee records, 1976-1988

 Series — Box: 9, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: UA 992 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains minutes for committees associated with media on campus. Materials date from between 1976 and 1988.
Dates: 1976-1988

Media Services contracts, agreements, and requests, 1975-1990

 Series
Identifier: UA 992 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains contracts, agreements, and requests related to technology services on campus. Materials date from between 1975 and 1990.
Dates: 1975-1990

Media Services correspondence, 1976-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 992 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with division units, including Sound Services and the Electronic Media Department. Materials date from between 1976 and 1988.
Dates: 1976-1988

Media Services correspondence on publications, 1962-1978

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5373 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence related to the publication of the Daily Universe and the Monday Magazine. Materials date from between 1962 and 1978.
Dates: 1962-1978