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Max Steiner Music Society audio and video recordings, 1928-1981

Identifier: MSS 2108 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains recordings of Max Steiner music produced by the Max Steiner Music Society on audiocassette, audiotape reels, and phonograph records. Many duplicate recordings throughout. Some audiocassettes are recordings of music rehearsals, Max Steiner Music Society meetings, and radio programs featuring Max Steiner music. Also contains a VHS and Super8 recording of "A Star for Max," a memoir of Max Steiner by R. Mitchell. Materials dated 1928 to 1981.


  • 1928-1981


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

From the Collection:

The Max Steiner Music Society was an active organization from 1965 to 1981. It was established by Albert K. Bender and operated out of Kankakee, Illinois. The society’s stated purpose was, "Aiming to perpetuate the mmusic of Max Steiner." The society gathered and distributed research and writings centered around the historical and critical appreciation of the film music scoring of Max Steiner, who has been called the "father of film music." International in scope, the society published these writings in regular journals, annuals, and bulletins primarily in America and Europe, but also throughout the world. It also maintained a music catalog of Max Steiner’s work, from which it distributed audio recordings. The society also recognized the accomplishments of other film music scores by presenting the Max Steiner Award.


1 videocassette

5 sound tape reels

8 sound cassettes

2 media boxes

2 boxes

7 oversize boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically, and alphabetically thereafter.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of audiovisual recordings AV001 to AV011 available in the reference room.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States