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Church History Library Receives International Media Award

A 15-minute video shown to people entering the Church History Library has won a prestigious international award. The video recently received an Aegis video and film production award as well as a Gold Plaque in the public relations category at the INTERCOM International Communications Media Competition presented by the Chicago International Film Festival.

The video, “The Story Lives Here,” highlights an experience in the life of Joseph Millet, an early pioneer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His experience was recorded in his journal, and excerpts of that journal were eventually copied into his daughter’s journal, which resides now in the Church History Library, along with hundreds of other personal journals. Joseph Millet’s daughter’s journal that contains his experience is available to view at the library under glass.

Approximately 40,000 people have viewed the video since it debuted in June of 2009. Patrick Dunshee, manager of marketing and communications for the Church History Department, says, “The video’s title, ‘The Story Lives Here,’ has become one of the library’s signature tag lines for promotional brochures and other materials.”

The library, completed in the spring of 2009, houses thousands of documents from the early days of the Church and includes personal histories of many Latter-day Saints. Collections also include manuscripts, books, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms and audiovisual materials.

View the award-winning video by clicking on “The Story Lives Here.”

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