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Howard Pearson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2147

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains an assortment of public and private papers belonging to Pearson. The personal papers include awards he received in conjunction with both work and personal pursuits. Correspondence, keepsakes, and souvenirs comprise other personal papers. The rest of the collection is made up of various publications, interviews, and other work-related projects that provide insight into the development of film and television media over the span of several decades.


  • 1946-1984


Conditions Governing Access note

These materials may not be used until fully processed, and then only with the permission of the curator.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Howard Pearson papers must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Pearson was motion picture and television editor for the "Deseret News" from the 1940s until the 1980s.


2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.)

12 cartons (12 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The papers contain correspondence, interview notes, column copy, awards, and other memorabilia.

Other Finding Aids note

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

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Papers passed from creator to his daughter, Barbara, who donated them to BYU.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Barbara Pearson.

Appraisal note

Arts and Communications.

Social history of Utah in regards to media.

Processing Information note

Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 1999.

Register of the Howard Pearson papers
James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
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

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States