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LDS Motion Picture Studio

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1990-

Administrative History

LDS Motion Picture Studios (1953) is a motion picture production studio in Provo, Utah, owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The company was founded in 1953 as the BYU Motion Picture Studios, but later separated from the University and in 1991 became LDS Motion Picture Studios, a directly operated function of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The studios produce films for missionary work, educational purposes, home and family use, and other church-related purposes.

Citation

Video and audio tapes held by the BYU Archives, 1949- (name not given)

Phone call to the Studio, 5/7/97 (management of the Studio transferred to the LDS Church in 1990; official name changed to LDS Motion Picture Studio)

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Capturing the past : an oral history workshop for film and video

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6812
Abstract Fifteen video tapes of the seminarCapturing the Past: an Oral History Workshop for Film and Video, filmed in July 1994 by the LDS Motion Picture Studio.
Dates: 1994

Peter G. Czerny collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8663
Scope and Contents Contains 16 and 35mm release prints and answer prints of and relating to the LDS Motion Picture Studios (and the BYU Motion Picture Studios) from approximately 1930-1985. The films were created for educational, missionary-related, and other purposes. They describe the cultural and religious history of the Mormon faith in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dates: approximately 1930-1985

Financial Services correspondence, 1988-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1275 Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes general correspondence, bank correspondence, and other miscellaneous correspondence records kept by the Brigham Young University Treasurer from 1992 to 2007.
Dates: 1988-2007

Financial Services general records, 1977-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1275 Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes bank proposals, project files, John Davis case files, financial reports, studies, and records, and other miscellaneous kept by the Brigham Young University Treasurer from 1977 to 2007.
Dates: 1977-2007

Financial Services real estate records, 1930-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1275 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains real estate records, minute books, and ledgers kept by the Brigham Young University Treasury Services during 1930 to 1990.
Dates: 1930-1990

Financial Services records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1275
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, personnel records, planners, minute books, real estate records, and other miscellaneous records kept by Treasury Services.
Dates: 1930-2007

Financial Services records on LDS Motion Picture Studio, 1990-1991

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1275 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains the files of Richard P. White that pertain to dealings with the LDS Motion Picture Studio during 1990-1991.
Dates: 1990-1991

LDS Motion Picture Studio collection on Patches of Oz

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1033
Scope and Contents Collection includes programs, sound recordings, script drafts, musical scores, rehearsal schedules, tour schedules, tour memorabilia, and correspondence. This collection deals only with the Patches of Oz tours in Austria, Yugoslavia, and Las Vegas from 1982-1983.
Dates: 1982-1983

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1985-1986

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1985-1986

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1986-1987

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1986-1987