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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:

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

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

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records, 1968-2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains files from the Harold B. Lee Library director's office, later renamed the Library Administrative Offices. Documents include correspondence regarding the 1974 addition of the library, a planning document for library expansion from 1991, the 1975 centennial celebration, and library director's correspondence. Also contains committee and director meeting minutes, as well as records on rank advancement and strategic planning, library assessments, instruments of gift, and other project...
Dates: 1968-2012

John O. Christensen administrative papers, 1973-1994

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 15-22
Identifier: UA 5660 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains Administrative Council minutes, budgeting documents, library goals, travel policy, and administrative request reports. Dates range from 1973 to 1994.
Dates: 1973-1994

John O. Christensen papers on collection development, 1990-2003

 Series — Carton: 2, Folder: Folders 1-21
Identifier: UA 5660 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains collection growth statistics, minutes for the Collection Management and Development Committee, collection development expenditures. Dates range from 1990 to 2003.
Dates: 1990-2003

Allyson Washburn professional papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5673
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, studies, correspondence, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects and groups within the Harold B. Lee Library. As part of these materials there are many digital files. Dates range from 2000 to 2013.
Dates: 2000-2013