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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

K. Haybron Adams papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 693
Scope and Contents Contains Adams's professional files related to Special Collections and General Collections, including newsletters, research, correspondence, committee information, and budget information from 1976-2001.
Dates: 1884 February 10; 1973-2001

Gary P. Gillum papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2163
Scope and Contents Collection consists of professional papers and personal writings of Gillum. Contains office files, correspondence, research materials on Hugh Nibley, publications, and personal journals. Included with these are assessments on both Gillum and the History/Religion Department of the Harold B. Lee Library, Gillum's unpublished writings, correspondece and articles written by Hugh Nibley, Gillum's book "Of All Things," school papers and journals from Gillum describing his life and career alongside...
Dates: 1926-2010

Harold B. Lee Library records on library history, 2007-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains H. Julene Butler's research files on the history of the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates are from 2007 to 2013.
Dates: 2007-2013

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