1 Reply Latest reply on May 8, 2019 9:46 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Footage of Solicitor General, Rex E Lee

    Dodge Billingsley Wayfarer

      Our company, Combat Films and Research, is making a documentary on Solicitor General Rex E. Lee. Sadly we did not get a lot of personal footage from his family, so now we are searching online for any footage with him in it. Or related to him.


      He was Assistant Attorney General from 1975-1977 and Solicitor General from 1981-1985. We have searched through a lot of different sites including the National Archive, Libraries, and Reagan Library.


      So far with little luck. Our team does not have a lot of experience when it comes to research, are there any other sites that could be useful for finding footage or other good sources for this kind of stuff? Perhaps even a quick tutorial on researching footage?


      The most important footage we need is Rex Lee during his Supreme Court years. He was a big influence in the Mormon Church so there is a lot of footage on that, but sadly not much on his years in Court. Videos and Images are best, but articles of that period would help a lot as well.


      Thank you very much

        • Re: Footage of Solicitor General, Rex E Lee
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Billingsley,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub.


          Textual records of the Solicitor General would be part of the General Records of the Department of Justice (Record Group 60) which are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park -Textual Reference (RDT2, email: archives2reference@nara.gov) and the Records of the Supreme Court of the United States (Record Group 267) which are in the custody of the National Archives at Washington, DC (RDT1, email: archives1reference@nara.gov).  


          If the National Archives has any footage pertaining to Rex E. Lee while he was Solicitor General, it would be in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM). Please contact RDSM via email at mopix@nara.gov.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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