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Arthur Lennig papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1776

Scope and Contents

Typescripts of books with handwritten corrections, correspondence, articles, research notes, short stories, and photographs. The materials relate to the history of motion pictures in the United States and to the career of the actor, Bela Lugosi.


  • 1900-1977


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 publish material from Arthur Lennig papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Arthur Lenning (born 1933) is an American film historian.

Arthur Lennig was born on February 22, 1933 in East Williston, New York to Arthur O. G. Lennig and Katherine Gardiner. He attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, graduating in 1955. On June 14, 1955 he married Hannelore Wilfert, a college teacher, and together they had one child. Lennig continued his studies, earning a master's degree from SUNY Albany in 1956, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1961.

Lennig has taught English and film studies at Russell Sage College (1962-1966) and at SUNY Albany (starting in 1966). Much of his research and writing has focused on film history.


3 boxes (15 linear in.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Arthur Lennig; 1978.


Arts and Communications.

Register of Arthur Lennig papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 19
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