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Betty Compson scrapbook

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9166

Scope and Contents

Contains a scrapbook collection of magazine images relating to Betty Compson and her carreer as an actress. Contains one loose photograph of Betty Compson taken on February 2, 1930 during the filming of "Show of Shows".


  • approximately 1915-1949
  • Majority of material found within approximately 1919-1930

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 Betty Compson scrapbook must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library in 2018. Scrapbook purchased in 2012 and photograph purchased in 2011 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library in two separate transactions, from R B Books and Publishing on Ebay. Original compiler of scrapbook unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library, July 2018.


Media Arts History collection development policy IV-a-i-1: Classic Cinema (approximate range 1900-1968) and IV-a-i-4: Manuscript collections documenting Utah-connected and Mormon artists in prominent production roles: performer.

Processing Information

Processed; Chelsea McNeil, student manuscript processor, and Benjamin Harry, curator; 2019.

Register of Betty Compson scrapbook
Chelsea McNeil
2019 February 20
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