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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

Karen Ann Griggs professional papers

Identifier: MSS 7965
Scope and Contents Collection contains the professional papers of Griggs, including presentations covering the cataloging of audio-visual materials, as well as files from her professional papers. Materials date from between 1985 and 2011.
Dates: 1985-2011

Harold B. Lee Library audio-visual training material

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 1204
Scope and Contents Contains three videos and one DVD used in the training of library staff. Titles include "Murder in the Stacks," "Library Security: Expecting the Unexpected," and "I Am BYU."
Dates: approximately 1990-1999

Marsha D. Broadway professional agreements and blog records, 1993-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7964 Series 4
Scope and Contents This series includes copies of the Juvenile Literature Selection Policy and its updates, the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database License Agreement, Utah Authors and Illustrators Collection, records of the Yankee Book Peddler organization, and records from the Families and Literacy Blog. The blog was begun in 2009 and promoted everyday literacy in families, 1993-2011.
Dates: 1993-2011

Multimedia Unit records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 5641
Scope and Contents Contains the DVDs and CD data discs of film shot by the Harold B. Lee Library multimedia unit from February 2012 and April 2013. The DVDs hold the final edited shoot that are accessible with the menu, while the CD data discs have each film segment individually accessible. Footage focuses on the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University campus and student events and life.
Dates: 2012-2013

Richard Hacken publications, 2006-2011

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: UA 5705 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains copies of the European studies reviews Eurofiles and Connections. Series also contains DVDs produced by Richard Hacken on the American Field Service. Dated 2006-2011.
Dates: 2006-2011