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Ivan Moffat papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3697

Scope and Contents

Contains scripts and screenplays in various states of completion by or with connection to Ivan Moffat. Includes scripts of The Nightingale Saga, The Agency, The Snow Queen, Tender is the Night, The Thornbirds, The Robert Capa Story, The Scandal of C.C. Julian and The Crossword Murder Mystery Series; correspondence; newspaper clippings; selection of published books and legal documents relating to ownership rights.


  • 1950-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Preliminarily processed; Access with permission from the Curator of the Arts and Communications Archives of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ivan Moffat papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ivan Moffat was born in Havana, Cuba, on the February 18, 1918. He served in an Army Signal Corps photography unit in World War II that was led by George Stevens, who would later collaborate with Moffat on a number of productions. He acted as a screenwriter and producer for several motion pictures and television series. These include Colditz; Black Sunday; Shane and Giant, with Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. He died on July 4, 2002, in Los Angeles, California.


7 cartons (11.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ivan Moffat; 1994.


Arts and Communications.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Ivan Moffat papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 October 5
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