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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

Friends of the Library newsletters, 1995-2012

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 5-6
Identifier: UA 5705 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains copies of the quarterly Friends of the Library newsletter. Dated 1995-2012.
Dates: 1995-2012

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

Richard D. Hacken papers

Identifier: UA 5705
Scope and Contents Contains reports, assessments, newsletters, and publications relating to Richard Hacken's career as the European Studies Librarian for the Harold B. Lee Library. Dated 1979-2012.
Dates: 1979-2012

Harold B. Lee Library newsletters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1247
Scope and Contents Copies of the newsletter produced by the Harold B. Lee Library for faculty and staff. The newsletter covers the years 1975-1999 and was called "News and Views" and "HBLL Update."
Dates: 1975-1999

K. Haybron Adams research records, 1974-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 693 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains the research records of Adams from 1974-2001. Includes information collected by Adams in conducting research for the General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dates: 1974-2001

Karen Ann Griggs cataloging papers, 1985-2010

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 6-10
Identifier: MSS 7965 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains the professional papers of Griggs. These include records on department views of cataloging, the Video Cataloging Guide from a faculty development seminar, an OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) newsletter from 2010, a possible workflow for media catalogs, and scanned images related to cataloging, 1985-2010.
Dates: 1985-2010

Richard Hacken administrative files, 1985-2009

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 7-11
Identifier: UA 5705 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains documents relating to Hacken's career as the European Studies bibliographer at the Harold B. Lee Library. Includes documents on policy, conferences, and faculty guides. Dated 1985-2009.
Dates: 1985-2009

Richard Hacken collection assessments, 1979-1988

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 12-17
Identifier: UA 5705 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains collection assessments of the Harold B. Lee Library's collections relating to European studies. Dated 1979-1988.
Dates: 1979-1988

Utah Valley Regional Genealogical Library scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3090
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks documenting the history of the Utah Valley Regional Genealogical Library, Brigham Young University from about 1964 to 2006. The scrapbooks also include newsletters from the organization.
Dates: approximately 1964-1985