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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 42 Collections and/or Records:

K. Haybron Adams papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 693
Scope and Contents Contains Adams's professional files related to Special Collections and General Collections, including newsletters, research, correspondence, committee information, and budget information from 1976-2001.
Dates: 1884 February 10; 1973-2001

Alleman family papers, 2013 July 9

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 7 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of letter related to the Alleman family. Digitized on July 9, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 July 9

Allyson Washburn digital files, 2001-2013

 Series — Box: 2, Folder: 11-12
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, spreadsheets, e-mails, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects, groups, and meetings within the Harold B. Lee Library in various digital file types. Dates range from 2001 to 2013.
Dates: 2001-2013

Allyson Washburn papers on the Harold B. Lee Library, 2000-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, studies, correspondence, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects and groups within the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates range from 2000 to 2011.
Dates: 2000-2011

Barton family papers, 2013 August 16

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 1 Sub-Series Sub- 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of letters and other textual documents related to the Joseph F. Barton Family. Digitized in Bluff, Utah, on August 16, 2013.
Dates: 2013 August 16

Bluff, Utah, scanning event, 2013 August 16

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of letters and other textual documents related to the Joseph F. Barton Family. Digitized in Bluff, Utah, on August 16, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 August 16

Brigham Young University scanning event, 2013-2014

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of a photograph related to the Heiner family and a letter on Devil's Gate. Digitized on July 9, 2013 and October 17, 2014.
Dates: Digitized: 2013-2014

Marsha D. Broadway professional papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7964
Scope and Contents Contains the professional papers of Marsha D. Broadway on subjects relating to her affiliations with the Harold B. Lee Library, namely as Juvenile Literature Librarian and as an instructor in the School of Library and Information Sciences. The collection contains correspondence, copies of speeches, agreement and policy forms, financial records, special collections forms, and other various materials relating to the Juvenile Literature Library at Brigham Young University, 1985-2011.
Dates: 1985-2011

John O. Christensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5660
Scope and Contents Contains reports, statistics, correspondence, and minutes of various committees relating to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. Materials date from 1973 to 2010.
Dates: 1973-2010

Donor packet

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1062
Scope and Contents Packet of information about the Harold B. Lee Library and its financial needs. The packet is meant to be distributed to potential donors as a fund-raising tool. It highlights several of the Library's current projects.
Dates: 2003