Peter Brosnan papers
Scope and Contents
Contains papers and audiovisual materials collected by Peter Brosnan for his research on Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 and 1956 Ten Commandments films and for his documentary, "The Lost City of Cecile B. DeMille." The 1923 film was shot in the Guadalupe Dunes in California and excavated by Brosnan, resulting in the documentary. Includes audiotapes, videocassettes, film reels, digital files, interview transcripts, biographical research either typed or printed from the internet, press articles and clippings about the films, contracts and proposals for the excavation, photographs, negatives, and research notes. Interviews are mainly with those involved with the production of the films. Also includes nails from the making of the 1923 film excavated by Brosnan in Guadalupe. Materials dated approximately 1923 to 2022.
- approximately 1923-2022
- Brosnan, Peter (creator, Person)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Brosnan was born July 6, 1952. He studied at the film school at New York University and became a writer and director. He is known for his most recent documentary, "The Lost City of Cecil B. Demille," as well as "Perfect Target" and "Hit List."
6 cartons (6 linear ft.)
1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)
10 film boxes (2 linear ft.)
19 online resource
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged into two series: 1. Peter Brosnan research on the Ten Commandments films, approximately 1923-2014. 2. Peter Brosnan materials on the film production of The lost city of Cecil B. DeMille and site excavation, approximately 1983-2014.
Donated by the creator, Peter Brosnan, in 2007 and May 2017.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Peter Brosnan; 2007.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Peter Brosnan; May 2017.
DVD, open-reel audio tape, and digital audio tape (Brigham Young University Film Music Archives collecting policy, I, February 1999).
Processed; Norm Gillespie; April 2010.
Processed; Maddi Stanley; June 2017.
Processed; Ivy Griffiths and Karen Glenn; Audiovisual metadata added.
- Brosnan, Peter -- Archives
- Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
- DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959
- Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge (Calif.)
- Lost city of Cecil B. DeMille (Motion picture)
- Media and Communication
- Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- History
- Motion pictures
- Research (Documents)
- Social Life and Customs
- Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1923)
- Register of Peter Brosnan papers
- Under Revision
- Norm Gillespie
- 2010 April 27
- 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.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States