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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University scanning event, 2013-2014

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of a photograph related to the Heiner family and a letter on Devil's Gate. Digitized on July 9, 2013 and October 17, 2014.
Dates: Digitized: 2013-2014

Harold B. Lee Library records on building and space issues, 2004-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains information on the management of the Harold B. Lee Library building. Dates are from 2004 to 2013.
Dates: 2004-2013

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

Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3974
Scope and Contents Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration, 2007 includes a CD recording and transcript of Wiggins' 31 January 2007 retirement celebration. Wiggins' lecture on that occasion includes history of the Lee Library over his 40 years of service. Also included are tributes from other prominent Library faculty.
Dates: 2007 January 31