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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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Gary P. Gillum correspondence, 1973-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains memorandums, notes, and letters from Brigham Young University (BYU) faculty, as well as non-BYU correspondence with family, professional colleagues, editors, and Church authorities. The series dates from 1973 to 2007.
Dates: 1973-2007

Harold B. Lee Library records on Ameritech

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 868
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence, memoranda, contracts, quote summaries, license agreements, a manual, and an Ameritech proposal for an automated library system to be used by a consortium of Utah colleges and universities. Brigham Young University elected not to use the Ameritech system.
Dates: 1995-1998

Harold B. Lee Library records on budget and resource planning, 2003-2012

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains files related to the budgeting and resource planning activies of the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates are from 2003 to 2012.
Dates: 2003-2012

Learning Resource Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 824
Abstract Contains 15 filmstrips concerning LDS Church History. Also contains meeting notes, reports, memoranda, tests, and manuals relating to the Learning Resource Center in the Harold B. Lee Library. Also referred to LEE LRC in the catalogue. Addendum includes auxiliary reports, memoranda, operating procedures, meeting minutes and budget reports.
Dates: 1967-1981

Office of the President correspondence, 1980-1989

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 21 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and memorandums from 1980 to 1989 from the Office of the President regarding the library and the Board of Trustees meetings, in addition to speaker invitations and contribution thank-you letters.
Dates: 1980-1989

Paul G. Rasmussen memorandum to Sam Brewster

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 500
Abstract Memorandum from Paul G. Rasmussen, Construction Center Supervisor, to Samuel F. Brewster. Memo lists proposed time schedules for the construction of the J. Reuben Clark Library, the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building, and the east zone utility tunnel.
Dates: 1959