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Creative Works Office records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5581

Scope and Contents

Contains actors' release forms, royalties, faculty production proposals, and other audio-visual production materials. Also includes other project files associated with the Brigham Young University Creative Works Office, which include correspondence, planning documents, publications, and other administrative records. Materials date from 2001 to 2010.


  • 2001-2010


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

The Creative Works Office was established in 1996 to take advantage of commercial applications developed in the areas of instructional materials, software, and creative works such as art, music, and other media. The office was designed to tap into the copyrights and content developed at Brigham Young University and was thus dedicated to the commercialization and licensing of creative works.

Prior to the establishment of the Creative Works Office, the existing creative works were being handled and distributed by the Technology Transfer Office. These included CAPE (Computer Adaptive Placement Exams) and some training videos from the college of Nursing. By the time the Creative Works Office was formed, the Technology Transfer Office had been soliciting disclosures for about seven years, but only in three of the ten colleges on campus: the College of Engineering, the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the College of Life Sciences, where all the technical disclosures originated. There was also no centralized way of marketing the products coming from the School of Music, KBYU, the Department of Theater and Media Arts, and other departments on campus. It was decided that the best way to market these products would be through a BYU catalog that could be sent to mailing lists available on campus. The first catalog was mailed in December 1997 and was sent to 160,000 alumni. In 1997 the Creative Works Office established an online storefront for the software programs developed by the Humanities Technology and Research Support Center. After a few years, the office decided to partner with the campus book store.


4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in July 2011 and December 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; July 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; December 2019.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Ashley Chase; October 2020.

Register of the Creative Works Office records
Elizabeth West
2011 July 15
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2020 October 13: Cartons 2-4 added to collection and finding aid updated; Ashley Chase.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US