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Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 7910

Scope and Contents

The Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven were collected to aid in researching "The Rare Beethoven" KBYU-FM radio broadcast hosted by Czerny and contains pamphlets, clippings and notes pertaining to the radio broadcast, postcards and photos of Beethoven and prominent places pertaining to his life, books giving historical information, printed Beethoven music scores, and souvenirs such as commemorative stamps, anniversary medallions, and a replica of the Beethoven life mask. The collection spans the dates 1963-1981.


  • 1963-1981


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and German.

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 Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Peter G. Czerny (1941-) is a Mormon film editor in Utah.

Peter G. Czerny was born in Guben, Germany, in 1941 to Mormon converts. Following World War II, he and his family lived in what became East Germany until 1952 when his family escaped into West Germany. A year latter they moved to Clearfield, Utah. Czerny served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austria and also spent two years in the armed forces. He graduated from the University of Utah, and in the early 1970's was employed at the LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah as a film editor. He also hosted the KBYU-FM radio broadcast "The Rare Beethoven."


1 carton (1 linear ft.)


The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Peter G. Czerny in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Peter G. Czerny; 1982.


Archives of local organizations with working relations with Brigham Young University, (Section IV.a.i.5 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).

Collection created as research for KBYU-FM radio broadcasts.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; July 2011.
Register of Peter G. Czerny papers on Ludwig van Beethoven
Melissa James
2011 July 11
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