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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 12 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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

Mark L. Grover bibliographies, 1985-1995

 Series — Carton: 3
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains bibliographies created by Grover. The bibliographies cover Latin America and Africa and are dated from 1985 to 1995.
Dates: 1985-1995

Mark L. Grover correspondence, 1980-2004

 Series — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Grover and the book dealers that he worked with. Also includes correspondence with colleagues. Materials date from 1980 to 2004.
Dates: 1980-2004

Mark L. Grover papers on collection development, 1975-2002

 Series — Carton: 2
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains papers on collection development prepared by Grover related to Latin American and Africa. Included are evalations of the library's collections, recommendations for improving the collections, and correspondence with dealers. Materials are dated from 1975 to 2002.
Dates: 1975-2002

Mark L. Grover papers on projects and committee service, 1976-2013

 Series — Carton: 3
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains papers on project and committees on which Grover served. Includes information on the Chiapas cataloging project, the Latin American Studies committee, the American Research Libraries project, the Brazil Mentoring project, and the African Studies committee. Materials date from 1976 to 2013.
Dates: 1976-2013

Mark L. Grover papers on rank advancement, 1978-1987

 Series — Carton: 2
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains files relating to Grover's applications for rank advancement. Materials document Grover's librarianship, citizenship, and creative works at the Harold B. Lee Library and are dated from 1978 to 1987.
Dates: 1978-1987

Mark L. Grover personal annual reports, 1973-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains copies of Grover's personal annual reports. Reports document Grover's collection development activities, his scholarship, and his involvement with the library profession. Reports date from 1973 to 2013.
Dates: 1973-2013