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Victor Milner correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1590

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of letters and newsclippings along with a chronological list of the movies filmed by Victor Milner. The letters were exchanged between Victor Milner and various parties. The newsclippings describe the time he was detained by the Russians for a few days with his son, Victor milner Jr., in Weimar, East Germany.


  • 1920-1957


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 Victor Milner correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Sketch

Movie cinematographer who worked on 129 film productions during his career, 1915-1953. He won the Oscar for photography in 1934 ("Cleopatra") and was one of Cecil B. DeMille's favorite directors of photography.


7 items (48 leaves)(0.05 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by American Society of Cinematographers Hollywood, CA in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; American Society of Cinematographers Hollywood, CA; 1979.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Victor Milner correspondence
Benjamin Sipes
2010 August 20
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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