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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 25 Collections and/or Records:

H. Julene Butler research on the Harold B. Lee Library

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9010
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the construction and ongoing history of the Harold B. Lee library on Brigham Young University's campus in Provo, Utah. The materials contain a wide variety of historical documents as well as official documents and minutes pertaining to the library. Also included are a few supplemental electronic sources documenting the library's history. Collection generated by H. Julene Butler's research into the history of the library. Materials dated 1961-2013.
Dates: 1961-2013

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

Susan Fales collection on digital projects

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5680
Scope and Contents Contains files related to the development of digital projects in the Harold B. Lee Library. Contains photographs, content, and folders documenting the development and progress of digital projects undertaken by the library. Dated 1997-2003.
Dates: 1997-2003

General Services records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1365
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, proposals for a new library information system, reports regarding conferences, invoices from conferences hosted by General Services, meeting minutes, employment applications, billing forms, newsletters, surveys, and subject files. Materials cover the period of 1957 to 1984.
Dates: 1957-1984

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

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

Harold B. Lee Library committee minutes and correspondence, 1954-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and meeting minutes from various library committees and departments, including the Administrative Council, Haybron Adams, and the Learning Resource Committee. Dates from 1954 to 2005.
Dates: 1954-2005

Harold B. Lee Library personnel records, 1985-1988

 Series — Carton: 74
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains records about full-time personnel of the Harold B. Lee Library from 1985 to 1988. Materials include related reports, minutes, and correspondence. Materials date from 1985 to 1988.
Dates: 1985-1988

Harold B. Lee Library records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1242
Scope and Contents Contains records on the Harold B. Lee Library regarding the Library Administrative Offices, various committees, the new addition, personnel, and collection development. Materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, instrument of gift forms, and an assortment of plaques. Dates from 1954 to 2012.
Dates: 1954-2012

Harold B. Lee Library records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 549
Scope and Contents Includes files of the various departments within the library. Contains correspondence, reports, newsclippings, publications, statistics and minutes. Also includes information concerning the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Library and Brigham Young University Library.
Dates: 1954-1976