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Department of Student Life collection of Michael Moore and Sean Hannity event materials

Identifier: AR 722Moo

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

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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.

Biographical/Historical note

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.


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Collection includes materials related to the speaking engagements of Michael Moore and Sean Hannity, including legal documents concerning the controversy surrounding Moore's speech.

Arrangement note

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

Related Archival Materials note

KF4772 .V63 Free speech 101: the Utah Valley uproar over Michael Moore by Joseph Vogel; JC599.U62 U8 This divided state [DVD videorecording]

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.

Finding aid prepared by Kellie Johnson, student intern
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Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States