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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:

Brigham Young University lecture series speeches

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 944
Scope and Contents This collection includes copies of speeches from various lecture series on campus from 1899-1992.
Dates: 1899-1992

Harold B. Lee Library records on Women of Science Reading Room

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 879
Scope and Contents Contains agenda, press releases, speeches, correspondence, minutes of planning meetings, biographical information on the Discovery shuttle crew members, and space shuttle mission 51-D press kit compiled by NASA.
Dates: 1985

Harold B. Lee Library reports and procedures, 1954-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains a variety of reports regarding the Harold B. Lee Library from 1954-2007. Materials include annual reports, analyses, and self-study reports and procedual reports from various library departments and committees. Also contains records relating to the building of the J. Reuben Clark Library in 1962 and the 1974 addition. These materials include promotional material such as overheads, audio tracks, and copies of speeches made at the dedication. Additional materials include general reports...
Dates: 1954-2007

Hattie M. Knight papers on library history, approximately 1975

 Series
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

Opening of the Special Collections Joseph Smith Sr. Family Room

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7953
Scope and Contents Consists of one videocassette with a recording of a speech given by Eldred G. Smith on the subject of "Host Family of the Restoration: The Joseph Smith, Senior Family." The recording was made at the reception for the opening of the Joseph Smith Sr. Family Room in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library on May 11, 2000.
Dates: 2000 May 11