Department of Student Life collection of Michael Moore and Sean Hannity event materials
Scope and Contents note
Collection includes materials related to the speaking engagement of Michael Moore in October 2004, as well as materials relating to Sean Hannity's speaking engagement. The collection also contains legal documents concerning the controversy surrounding Moore's speech, including summonses and a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against UVSC Student Council and faculty representative Phil Clegg. Material types include correspondence, contracts, legal documents, agendas, minutes, DVDs, news articles, photographs, purchase orders, invoices, receipts, biographies, itineraries, policies, and realia.
- Creation: 1998-2005
- Creation: Majority of material found in , 2004 - 2004
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access note
Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.
Conditions Governing Use note
Open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
The Department of Student Life at Utah Valley University engages students socially, encourages civic involvement, and provides opportunities for experiential learning, leadership, and wellness through collaboration with the campus and community. In 2004 UVSC Student Council VP Joe Vogel invited Michael Moore to address the college community on behalf of the student body. Michael Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning director films Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11; and author of Dude Where's My Country? and Stupid White Men. Moore's work is politically liberal and critical of the Republican Party and other conservative ideals. This invitation caused great controversy in the student body and local (Orem, Utah) community which spawned a lawsuit against the UVSC Student Council and faculty representative Phil Clegg. The Student Council also invited conservative talk radio personality and Fox News host Sean Hannity to speak as a counterbalance to Moore's visit.
0.46 Linear Feet (1 container)
Collection includes materials related to the speaking engagements of Michael Moore and Sean Hannity, including legal documents concerning the controversy surrounding Moore's speech.
Series arrangement is as follows: 1. correspondence, letters and facsimiles; 2. email correspondence; 3. legal documents, summons and motion to dismiss; 4. UVSC student council meeting minutes and agendas; 5. DVDs of Michael Moore and Sean Hannity; 6. photocopied newsprint and magazine articles and internet articles; 7. black and white headshot of Michael Moore; 8. purchase orders; 9. invoices; 10. receipts; 11. Utah Valley University documents relating to security policies; 12. documents relating to the security policies of Greater Talent Network; 13. biography of Michael Moore; 14. invoices, itinerary, and biography of Sean Hannity; 15. biography of Michael Reagan; 16. Phil Clegg name tag.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of the Utah Valley University Department of Student Life
Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content
The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record.
- Anderson, Kay (Person)
- Clegg, Phil L. (Person)
- Schenkel, Edna (Person)
- Vogel, Joe (Joseph) (Person)
- Hannity, Sean, 1961- (Person)
- Moore, Michael, 1954 April 23- (Person)
- Utah Valley State College. Department of Student Life (Organization)
- Utah Valley University. Department of Student Life (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Actions and defenses
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- College student government
- DVD-Video discs
- Dismissal and nonsuit
- Electronic mail messages
- Facsimile transmission
- Freedom of speech
- Legal correspondence
- Name tags
- News Web sites
- Political satire
- Receipts (Acknowledgments)
- Speeches, addresses, etc
- United States--Politics and government--2001-2009
- Finding aid prepared by Kellie Johnson, student intern
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