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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

Harold B. Lee Library History in Your Attic collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8845
Scope and Contents The History in Your Attic project began as Pioneers in Your Attic in a group effort between the Utah Academic Library Consortium and the Mountain West Digital Library to document the pioneer history of Utah through digitization of personal manuscript materials of the residents of the state. The scope of the project broadened when very few of the materials were specific to the pioneers and now includes any materials from the 19th century through 1950. The objective of the project is to scan the...
Dates: 2013-2016

Miller family papers, 2013 September 26

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 3 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of letters and family histories related to the Miller family. Digitized in Price, Utah, on September 26, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 September 26

Moab, Utah, scanning event, 2013-2018

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of pedigrees, photographs, family histories and other documents related to the Noorlander family and the Shafer family. Digitized in Moab, Utah, on September 25, 2013 and June 15-16, 2018.
Dates: Digitized: 2013-2018

Moab, Utah, scanning event, 2018-June 15-16

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs, family histories and other documents related to the Shafer family, Lewis family, and Groff family. Digitized in Moab, Utah, on June 15-16, 2018.
Dates: Digitized: Majority of material found within 2018-June 15-16

Price, Utah, scanning event, 2013 September 26

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of family histories, letters, photographs and other documents related to the Miller family and the Worley family.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 September 26

Shafer family papers, 2013-2018

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 2 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents Donor (Clara Ellen Shafer) supplied information. Materials digitized at Moab, Utah 15 September 2013 and 15-16 June 2018. Contains family photographs.
Dates: 2013-2018

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