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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:

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 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

Harold B. Lee Library records on library instruction and information literacy, 1967-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5452 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains manuals and computer applications, budget records, and archive files of library instruction and information literacy of the Harold B. Lee Library from 1967-2007. Materials prepared by Marvin E. Wiggins.
Dates: 1967-2007

Hattie M. Knight papers on library history, approximately 1975

Identifier: UA 582 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Includes the notes, first, second, and final drafts of the history, and some additional university publications.
Dates: approximately 1975

John O. Christensen papers on subject specialists and serials, 1981-2001

 Series — Carton: 3, Folder: 1-24
Identifier: UA 5660 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains reports for the Subject Specialist Taskforce, approved serials and serials cancellations, serials budgets, inventories review and statistics, and book selection policies. Dates range from 1982 to 2002.
Dates: 1981-2001

Mark L. Grover publications, 1972-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8257 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains copies of publications authored by Grover. Topics include librarianship, Latin America, Africa, and collection development. Materials date from 1972 to 2013.
Dates: 1972-2013

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

Social Sciences/Education Department records, 1967-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5452 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual reports, library publications, and professional development reports of the Department of Social Sciences from 1967-2007. Materials prepared by Marvin E. Wiggins.
Dates: 1967-2007