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Media Services records

Identifier: UA 992

Scope and Contents

Contains records from Media Services including correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and other departmental records. Materials dated 1963-1992.


  • 1963-1992


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

Administrative History

The Division of Media Services is housed in the Office of Information Technology. The Division of Instructional Services was started in 1924 with only a small audio-visual collection. The division has grown from one full-time person and two part-time students in 1932 to the hundreds of employees and multiple departments functioning today. The Office of Information Technology provides many services such as computer rental, repair, and maintenance; phone service; audio/visual recording and repair; as well as other on-campus technology services such as Access Point labs.


20 boxes (10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in 12 series: 1. Media Services correspondence, 1976-1988. 2. Media Services meeting minutes, 1970-1992. 3. Media Services committee records, 1963-1988. 4. Media Services records on faculty development program, 1976-1989. 5. Media Services files, 1969-1986. 6. Media Services special project files, 1971-1991. 7. Media Services policies and procedures, 1972-1991. 8. Media Services reports, 1965-1991. 9. Media Services financial records, 1974-1985. 10. Media Services contracts, agreements, and requests, 1975-1990. 11. Media Services publications, 1972-1989. 12. Media Services general files, 1976-1983.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in July 2002 and 2021.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2021.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Separated Materials

Issues of "Viewfinder" and "Prelude" were transferred to the BYU Print collection.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark; 2002.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, 2022. Addendum processed.

  • Issues of "Viewfinder" include: March-December 1974, January-April 1975, March-April 1975, July-August 1975, December 1975, January 1986, April-December 1986, February 1987, April-May 1987, July-September 1989, December 1989, January 1990, May-July 1990, June 1992, and August-September 1992. Issues of "Prelude" include: April-May 1983, September-December 1983, January-June 1984, August-December 1984, January 1985, March-June 1985, August 1985, October-December 1985, January-February 1986, April-June 1986, August-September 1986, November-December 1986, March 1987, May 1987, July 1989, November-December 1989, January 1990, May-September 1990, and July-August 1992.
Register of the Media Services records
Under Revision
J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2022 April 14: Addendum processed; Anne Ashton.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US