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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 22 Collections and/or Records:

Marsha D. Broadway professional papers

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

Creative Professional Projects Committee file on policy statements , 1987-1999

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5653 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains policy statement and guidelines for creative projects and the Creative Professional Projects committee. Dated 1987-1999.
Dates: 1987-1999

Friends of the Library newsletters, 1995-2012

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 5-6
Identifier: UA 5705 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains copies of the quarterly Friends of the Library newsletter. Dated 1995-2012.
Dates: 1995-2012

Gary P. Gillum papers

Identifier: MSS 2163
Scope and Contents Collection consists of professional papers and personal writings of Gillum. Contains office files, correspondence, research materials on Hugh Nibley, publications, and personal journals. Included with these are assessments on both Gillum and the History/Religion Department of the Harold B. Lee Library, Gillum's unpublished writings, correspondece and articles written by Hugh Nibley, Gillum's book "Of All Things," school papers and journals from Gillum describing his life and career alongside...
Dates: 1926-2010

Mark L. Grover papers

Identifier: MSS 8257
Scope and Contents Materials include the personal and professional papers of Mark L. Grover. Included are Grover's annual reports from 1973 to 2013, committee records, collection development records, Grover's rank advancement records, bibliographies, and correspondence. The materials date from 1972 to 2013.
Dates: 1972-2013

Richard D. Hacken papers

Identifier: UA 5705
Scope and Contents Contains reports, assessments, newsletters, and publications relating to Richard Hacken's career as the European Studies Librarian for the Harold B. Lee Library. Dated 1979-2012.
Dates: 1979-2012

Harold B. Lee Library photographs of employees

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 897
Scope and Contents Photographs of current and former Brigham Young University Library employees.
Dates: 1992

John O. Christensen papers on subject specialists and serials, 1981-2001

 Series — Carton: 3, Folder: 1-24
Identifier: UA 5660 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains reports for the Subject Specialist Taskforce, approved serials and serials cancellations, serials budgets, inventories review and statistics, and book selection policies. Dates range from 1982 to 2002.
Dates: 1981-2001

Carla Kupitz photographs of the Harold B. Lee Library Cataloging Department

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5655
Scope and Contents Collection contains photographs of the Harold B. Lee Library Cataloging Department. Photographs date from 1993.
Dates: 1993

Latin American books, 1976-1979

 Series — Carton: 5
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains copies of the Latin American Books review periodical published by the Harold B. Lee Library. Materials date from 1976 to 1979.
Dates: 1976-1979