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Harold B. Lee Library

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1973-

Administrative History

The Harold B. Lee Library (1973- ) is the library on the campus of Brigham Young University, and is responsible for providing students and the community with valuable resources for research, media projects, and personal use.

The Harold B. Lee Library was aligned with Media Services under the Assistant Academic Vice President of Brigham Young University in 1973. In that same year, the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. Internally, the Harold B. Lee Library is managed by the library director, who is aided by an associate university librarian and assistant university librarians, who oversee divisions of the library. Directors have included Donald K. Nelson (1973-1980), Sterling J. Albrecht (1980-2002), Randy J. Olsen (2002-2009), Julene Butler (2010-2012), Scott Duvall (interim, 2012-2013), Jennifer Paustenbaugh (2013-2019), and Brian Rennick (interim, 2019- ). The library building was expanded in 1976 and 2000 and continues to provide students and faculty access to scholarly materials.

Citation

Its Mormon manuscripts to 1846, 1977

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (BYU Library)

Brigham Young University campus map, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (Harold B. Lee Library; Lee Library; HBLL; originally named the J. Reuben Clark Library, but library name was changed)

Harold B. Lee Library, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (library renamed in 1973)

BYU Organizationational History Project website, viewed on Dec. 2, 2011 (Harold B. Lee Library; university library at Brigham Young University; previously known as J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library, renamed 1973; library directors: Donald K. Nelson, 1973-1980; Sterling J. Albrecht, 1980-2002; Randy J. Olsen, 2002-2009; Julene Butler, 2010- )

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Oct. 31, 2014 (Julene Butler, 2010-2012; Scott Duvall (interim), 2012-2013; Jennifer Paustenbaugh, 2013- )

E-mail from Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Nov. 22, 2019 (resigning from position, effective immediately)

Found in 221 Collections and/or Records:

A. Dean Larsen collection of catalogs and book cards, approximately 1960-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains catalogs and book cards from booksellers that contain many title pages from books, and catalogs and book cards for both the development of collections and for collections that have been acquired by the Harold B. Lee Library.

K. Haybron Adams papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 693
Scope and Contents Contains Adams's professional files related to Special Collections and General Collections, including newsletters, research, correspondence, committee information, and budget information from 1976-2001.

Sterling J. Albrecht papers

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 7554
Overview The collection contains awards, photographs, clippings, and magazines pertaining to Sterling Albrecht’s work at the Harold B. Lee Library from 1996 to 2002.

Alleman family papers, 2013 July 9

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 7 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of letter related to the Alleman family. Digitized on July 9, 2013.

Allyson Washburn digital files, 2001-2013

 Series — Box: 2, Folder: 11-12
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, spreadsheets, e-mails, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects, groups, and meetings within the Harold B. Lee Library in various digital file types. Dates range from 2001 to 2013.

Allyson Washburn papers on the Harold B. Lee Library, 2000-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, studies, correspondence, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects and groups within the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates range from 2000 to 2011.

Archives and manuscripts policies and procedures manual

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 953
Scope and Contents Manual of the policies and procedures of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts of the Harold B. Lee Library. It discusses the purpose of the department and the fundamental archival principles used in the work of the department. It also contains photocopies of pictures of the department staff, approximately 1980.

Barton family papers, 2013 August 16

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 1 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of letters and other textual documents related to the Joseph F. Barton Family. Digitized in Bluff, Utah, on August 16, 2013.

Binder, ca. 1970

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3354 Series 4
Scope and Contents note This series contains National (76 - 181) binder made with brown genuine "topgrain cowhide" and brass fasterners. Patented and reinforced. Made by National, USA.

Bluff, Utah, scanning event, 2013 August 16

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of letters and other textual documents related to the Joseph F. Barton Family. Digitized in Bluff, Utah, on August 16, 2013.