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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 68 Collections and/or Records:

A. Dean Larsen collection of catalogs and book cards, approximately 1960-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains catalogs and book cards from booksellers that contain many title pages from books, and catalogs and book cards for both the development of collections and for collections that have been acquired by the Harold B. Lee Library.
Dates: approximately 1960-1990

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

Collection analysis project : final report

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 75

Ephraim Hatch photographs of the Harold B. Lee Library, 2008

 Series
Identifier: UA 5399 Series 1
Scope and Contents note This series contains two spiral bound volumes. The volumes contain photographs of each level of the Harold B. Lee Library. The series also contains 10 compact disks that hold the images used to create the volumes.
Dates: 2008

Mark L. Grover papers

 Collection
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

H. Julene Butler papers on library strategic planning, 1997-2011

 Series — Carton: 2
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 26
Scope and Contents Materials consist of folders containing documents related to the strategic planning for the Harold B. Lee Library. Contains minutes, reports, reviews, and notes. Dated 1997-2011, with the bulk of the materials covering 2000-2005.
Dates: 1997-2011

H. Julene Butler personal papers, approximately 1999-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains the annual reports, presentations, curriculum vitae, to do lists, and other documents of library director H. Julene Butler. Dates are from approximately 1999 to 2013.
Dates: approximately 1999-2013

Harold B. Lee Library acquistion and donation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 941
Scope and Contents Files documenting donations of books and other items to the library, located on the Brigham Young University campus. Includes instruments of gift and, in some instances, inventories and appraisals. Also includes statistical reports on gifts, 1989-1995. The files, compiled by the University Librarian's Office, primarily reflect materials received through the Acquisitions Department. They do not reflect donations of manuscript collections, except in some instances where collections were...
Dates: 1978-1998

Harold B. Lee Library administrative correspondence, 1960-1992

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence concerning booksellers, library acquisitions, and other business by A. Dean Larsen in his professional capacity in the Harold B. Lee Library, 1960-1992.
Dates: 1960-1992

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5638
Scope and Contents Contains the administrative files of the Harold B. Lee Library's director. Included is information on assessment, budgeting, strategic planning, fundraising, committees, library technology use, policies and procedures, the Visiting Scholar program, and consortial involvement by the library. Also includes H. Julene Butler's research files on the history of the Harold B. Lee Library and her personal files documenting her career in the library. The materials are on two M-dics. Disc 1 contains all...
Dates: 1997-2013