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Harold B. Lee Library



  • 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.


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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Archives and Manuscripts collection of university and institutional brochures, 1957-1985

 Series — Box: 2
Identifier: UA 5616 Series 2
Scope and Contents The materials included are brochures collected as references to the creators of the brochures of the Harold B. Lee Library University Archives. They come from various universities, research archives and centers from around the United States. Examples include: University of Utah, Harvard College, Indiana University, The National Archives in Washington D.C., the Library of Congress and the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dates: 1957-1985

Department of Archives and Manuscripts publicity brochures, 1975-1990

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 5616 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains material from Harold B. Lee Library University Archives and various colleges and programs from Brigham Young University. The brochures that are included that are not from the Harold B. Lee Library University Archives were included as reference brochures to the writers of the brochures created for the University Archives (what is now the L. Tom Perry Special Collections). Among the reference brochures are brochures for colleges, such as Family, Home and Social Sciences,...
Dates: 1975-1990

Department of Archives and Manuscripts publicity brochures

Identifier: UA 5616
Scope and Contents Collection contains brochures designed for the Harold B. Lee Library University Archives in the 1980's. Included in the collection are brochures from the colleges at Brigham Young University and universities and institutes around the United States that were assembled as reference materials. These brochures show several different styles from the 1950's to the 1980's. Included among the material are the rough drafts and revisions of the Harold B. Lee Library Univeristy Archives brochures.
Dates: 1957-1990

Hullinger family papers, 2013 November 18

Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 5 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to the Hullinger family and a Trail-Builders booklet. Digitized in Roosevelt, Utah, on November 18, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 November 18