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David Strohmaier collection on Cinerama

Identifier: MSS 8924

Scope and Contents

Collection of files, photographs, VHS and beta tapes, souvenirs and publicity material relating to the movie presentation system Cinerama. Tapes contain interviews with people involved with various Cinerama movies. Dated approximately 1950-2010. Bulk 1950-1965.


  • approximately 1950-2010
  • Majority of material found within Bulk 1950-1965


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Itis the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David Strohmaier collection on Cinerama must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

David Strohmaier is a film editor and historian.

He studied at the University of Iowa film school. He has worked at major studios including Warner Brothers, the Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox. He has edited CircleVision and EPCOT documentaries for Disney parks. With Cinerama Adventure, Strohmaier is now working as a director and writer.


9 cartons (9 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in nine series: 1. Interviews and stills on Neon Theatre, How the West was Won, and editing Cinerama, 1952-2008. 2. Interviews and stills on Oyster Bay, Paul Mantz, and editing Cinerama, 1952-2008. 3. Interviews and stills on stunts and Cinerama editing and filming, 1952-2008. 4. Interviews and stills on Cinemiracle Windjammer and Cinerama advertising, 1952-2008. 5. Materials on smileboxing, Seven Wonders of the World, Cinerama Adventure, and Cinerama shorts, 1952-2008. 6. Stock footage and other materials from various Cinerama films, 1952-2008. 7. Audio and stock footage from various Cinerama films, 1952-2008. 8. Digital beta master recordings from Cinerama Adventure, 1952-2008. 9. High-definition master recordins from Cinerama Adventure, 1952-2008.

Other Finding Aids

David Strohmaier, the original creator of the collection, carefully organized and documented his entire collection, to the folder-level and beyond. His personal finding aid is in the case file.

Custodial History

The contents were compiled, encapsulated, stored, and managed by David Strohmaier before they were donated to Special Collections in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David Strohmaier; 2016.


Acquire, preserve, catalog, and make available to scholars and other interested parties original motion picture music manuscripts and recordings that document the history of music composed and recorded for motion pictures (Arts and Communications department policy I, February 1999.)

Processing Information

Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2017.

Register of David Strohmaier collection on Cinerama
Mary-Celeste Ricks
2017 March 8
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