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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 55 Collections and/or Records:

Allyson Washburn digital files, 2001-2013

 Series — Box: 2, Folder: 11-12
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, spreadsheets, e-mails, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects, groups, and meetings within the Harold B. Lee Library in various digital file types. Dates range from 2001 to 2013.
Dates: 2001-2013

Allyson Washburn papers on the Harold B. Lee Library, 2000-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, studies, correspondence, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects and groups within the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates range from 2000 to 2011.
Dates: 2000-2011

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

Collection development policy statement

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 100
Scope and Contents Collection development policy for the Harold B. Lee Library, produced in 1985.
Dates: Publication: 1985

Come now and let us reason together saith the Lord mural

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 982
Scope and Contents Contains drawings, reports, and newspaper articles concerning the children's mural.
Dates: 2002

Gary P. Gillum professional papers, 1970-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual files, assessments, bibliographies, planners, conferences and symposium papers, and the unpublished writings of Gillum. Most of the material concerns Gillum's professional responsibilities as Ancient Studies Librarian, dating from 1970-2007.
Dates: 1970-2007

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

H. Julene Butler personal papers, approximately 1999-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains the annual reports, presentations, curriculum vitae, to do lists, and other documents of library director H. Julene Butler. Dates are from approximately 1999 to 2013.
Dates: approximately 1999-2013