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P. C. White collection of motion picture accompaniments

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3777

Scope and Contents

Collection of silent motion picture musical accompaniments collected by P.C. White during his employment as an organist, including the full piano score for Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. Also includes "Marching Song of the Foreign Legion" from Beau Geste and miscellaneous mood music.


  • approximately 1920


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 publish material from P.C. White collection of motion picture accompaniments must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

P.C. White was an organist during the early 20th century, working in North Carolina and other locations. He retired in the mid-1930s.


2 oversize folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials were collected by White in the course of his employment. They were later donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by his niece, Jean Elam.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jean Elam; 2006.


Film Music.

Processing Information

Processed; Norm Gillespie; 2007.

Register of P. C. White collection of motion picture accompaniments
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 13
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States