David Kent Jacobs film collection reference materials, 1964-1983
Scope and Contents
Contains materials related to the production, shooting, editing, and release of motion pictures produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and had the involvement of Jacobs. Materials include scripts, storyboards, shooting schedules, and crew lists. Financial records for some films are also included, detailing pay for actors, sets, costumes, and equipment. For several of the films programs and audience reaction and comments at the premiere of the film are included. Dated 1964-1983.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearences. Permission to publish material from David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Board of Curators.
David Kent Jacobs (1937- ) is a film director, producer, and screenwriter in Utah.
David Kent Jacobs graduated from Weber College with an Associate of Science and completed his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University 1961. He was part of the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and was involved in multiple productions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jacobs wrote his Master's thesis on "The History of Motion Pictures Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1967 to complete his Master's of Arts at Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he achieved his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Utah.
Jacobs worked for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for seventeen years and at Nu Skin Enterprises for seventeen years; at both entities he worked as a director and producer for film projects. During his time at the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department he worked on films for both the University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Projects he was involved with include The First Vision, The Mailbox, Uncle Ben, and Curtain Time USA. He was also involved with projects like the satellite broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' general conference and commercials for Brigham Young University.
Language of Materials
Arranged into six subseries: 1. Materials on The First Vision. 2. Materials on Uncle Ben. 3. Materials on publications. 4. Materials on Lost manuscript. 5. Materials on Ministering through Home Teaching. 6. Materials on Joseph Smith motion pictures.
- Jacobs, David Kent, 1937- (collector, Person)
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US