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Joan Brooskin collection of letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4227

Scope and Contents note

Twenty-two photocopied letters written by Joan to her husband, friends, business associates, etc., while en route to and in Egypt, dated from September 20, to November 15, 1954 (aboard the S.S. Constitution).


  • 1954


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joan Brooskin collection of letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

In 1954, Joan Brooskin was a field secretary for motion picture producer-director Cecil B. Demille. The twenty-two letters in this collection document her observations of the production of The Ten Commandments on location in Egypt from September to November 1954.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



22 photocopied letters from Joan Brooksin to her friends and family en route to Egypt.

Custodial History note

Donated by Joan Brooskin in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Joan Brooskin; 1982.

Appraisal note

Collection development policy of the Arts and Communications Archives.

Processing Information note

Processed; Amanda Clark; August 2007.

Register of Joan Brooskin collection of letters
Amanda Clark and Karen Glenn, student processors and John M. Murphy, curator
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States