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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2207
Abstract Collection contains files dealing with collection acquisitions for Brigham Young University Special Collections. Contains records for collection development; integrated library system; Alice Louise Reynolds and other collections; different library departments' papers; library annual reports, 1955-1985; budgeting requests and records; insurance values reports; library policy and procedure manuals; and other miscellaneous papers.
Dates: approximately 1955-1993

Harold B. Lee Library personnel records, 1985-1988

 Series — Carton: 74
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains records about full-time personnel of the Harold B. Lee Library from 1985 to 1988. Materials include related reports, minutes, and correspondence. Materials date from 1985 to 1988.
Dates: 1985-1988

Harold B. Lee Library photographs and negatives of library picnic, approximately 1970-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains color film negatives of a library picnic dating approximately from the years 1970 to 1985.
Dates: approximately 1970-1985

Harold B. Lee Library plaques, 1965-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains a series of plaques dedicated to former faculty members of Brigham Young University, including Marcus Bach and Professor Joseph S. Werlin. Materials dated 1965-1995.
Dates: 1965-1995

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 on collection development

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5572
Scope and Contents Contains the professional correspondence and office files of A. Dean Larsen. The majority of the materials comes from his term as the Director for Collection Development at the Harold B. Lee Library. The collection includes bookseller records, BYU off-campus libraries records, catalogs and book cards, and administrative records for the Harold B. Lee Library, 1930-2002.
Dates: 1930-2002

Harold B. Lee Library records on collection development, 1995-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains records on collection development of the library, including assessments, vendor documents, statistics, studies and reports, and committee records. Dates from 1995 to 2003.
Dates: 1995-2003

Harold B. Lee Library reports and procedures, 1954-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains a variety of reports regarding the Harold B. Lee Library from 1954-2007. Materials include annual reports, analyses, and self-study reports and procedual reports from various library departments and committees. Also contains records relating to the building of the J. Reuben Clark Library in 1962 and the 1974 addition. These materials include promotional material such as overheads, audio tracks, and copies of speeches made at the dedication. Additional materials include general reports...
Dates: 1954-2007

John O. Christensen papers on collection development, 1990-2003

 Series — Carton: 2, Folder: Folders 1-21
Identifier: UA 5660 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains collection growth statistics, minutes for the Collection Management and Development Committee, collection development expenditures. Dates range from 1990 to 2003.
Dates: 1990-2003