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Ardis E. Parshall collection on Corianton

Identifier: MSS 9596

Scope and Contents

Memorabilia from the film "Corianton," also known as "Corianton: A Story of Unholy Love," released in 1931. Includes a four-page advertisement stylized as a newspaper extra, with photographs, and a poster advertisement. Materials were collected by Ardis E. Parshall during her research on the film. Collection dated 1931.


  • 1931


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

Biographical / Historical

Ardis E. Parshall is a blogger, author, editor, and independent research historian of late 19th and early 20th century history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ardis has previously written for the Salt Lake Tribune, and as of 2023 was still an active historical opinion piece contributor. She writes the blog,, featuring stories from Latter-day Saint history uncovered in the course of her primary source research. Ardis is the author of "The Corianton Saga," published in 2022, and has edited various works, including "Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia," and "Dime Novel Mormons." In 2021, the Mormon Historical Association established the Ardis E. Parshall Public History Award in her honor.


1 oversize folder (0.2 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Ardis E. Parshall in 2022, who received these original promotion materials during the course of her research on the film, Corianton : A Story of Unholy Love.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ardis E. Parshall; 2022.


Collections which document or demonstrate the development of mass media in the United States (Media Arts History collection development policy IV-a-i-5, August 2018).

Related Materials

MSS 3731 Andrew K. Steedman correspondence with the Corianton Corporation; MSS 2027 Corianton broadsides, MSS 6158 Peter Lafayette Frandsen collection on Corianton, MSS 3296 Collection on Corianton.

Ardis E. Parshall collection on Corianton
Karen Glenn
2023 April 19
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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