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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

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.
Dates: 1996-2002

Come now and let us reason together saith the Lord mural

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 982
Scope and Contents Contains drawings, reports, and newspaper articles concerning the children's mural.
Dates: 2002

Harold B. Lee Library newsclippings collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 1066
Scope and Contents This collection contains newsclippings from 1993 to 2002 having to do with the Harold B. Lee Library. It is arranged chronologically according to month and date. Not all months are represented in the collection's year span.
Dates: 1993-2002

Harold B. Lee Library records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1242
Scope and Contents Contains records on the Harold B. Lee Library regarding the Library Administrative Offices, various committees, the new addition, personnel, and collection development. Materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, instrument of gift forms, and an assortment of plaques. Dates from 1954 to 2012.
Dates: 1954-2012

Harold B. Lee Library records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 549
Scope and Contents Includes files of the various departments within the library. Contains correspondence, reports, newsclippings, publications, statistics and minutes. Also includes information concerning the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Library and Brigham Young University Library.
Dates: 1954-1976

Harold B. Lee Library records on new addition dedication

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 978
Scope and Contents Newspaper articles, journal article and photograph documenting the dedication of the new wing of the Harold B. Lee Library, 2000.
Dates: 2000

Harold B. Lee Library records on Universitatea din Bucuresti donation

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 997
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newspaper articles and other memorabilia concerning the collection and donation of 45,000 books to Universitatea din Bucuresti (Bucharest University) in Romania in 1991.
Dates: 1990-1991

University Communications files on libraries, 1958-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 5 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents note Contains newspaper clippings and news releases concerning Libraries at Brigham Young University from 1958 to 1998. Topics include the Glenn and Olive Nelson Library, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the building and administration of the Harold B. Lee Library, and Harold B. Lee Library friends, fund-raising and scholarships.
Dates: 1958-1999

Worley family papers, 2013 September 26

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 3 Sub-Series Sub- 2
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs, family histories, newspaper clippings and other documents related to the Worley family. Digitized in Price, Utah, on September 26, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 September 26