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Jeff Spielberg collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8129

Scope and Contents

Contains 606 motion picture scripts created by Metro-Goldywn-Mayer (based in California) for their motion picture films. Includes scripts for films featuring major MGM stars including Joan Crawford. Dated approximately 1920-1980.


  • approximately 1920-1980


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 the Jeff Spielberg collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1924-) is a motion picture, television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution company.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) was established in 1924 as a merger between Metro Pictures Corp., Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions. MGM experienced a "golden three decades" between 1924 and 1954, in which it produced a Best Picture nominee every year for 20 years straight. In 1939, both Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were nominated for Best Picture. Gone With the Wind won, along with eight other Oscars, and The Wizard of Oz won two Oscars. MGM has over 175 Oscars across its library.

Biographical History

Jeff Spielberg (1949- ) is a southern California based lawyer, entrepreneur, and film memorabilia collector. He was born February 28, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in Santa Monica, California.


27 cartons (27 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.) : Quarto I half-box

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were gathered from multiple sources by Jeff Spielberg, the primary source being the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer script department. The scripts were donated to Brigham Young University in increments between 2011 and 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jeff Spielberg; 2011.

Donated; Jeff Spielberg; 2017.


Arts and Communications.


Photocopying is not permitted.


Collection was originally titled "Collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts" and cartons 1-25 and oversize 26 are labeled accordingly.

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.

Processed; Maddi Stanley; 2017.

Register of Jeff Spielberg collection of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scripts
John N. Gillespie
2013 April 9
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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