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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 220 Collections and/or Records:

Boulder, Utah, scanning event, 2016 July 15-16

Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to several families in the Boulder, Utah, area. Digitized on July 15-16, 2016.
Dates: Digitized: 2016 July 15-16

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

Brigham Young University library accession books

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 202
Scope and Contents Includes two accession logs of the BYU library when housed in the Education building. One volume dates from 1918-1922. The other volume is without dates, but is probably contemporary with the former. Annie Gillespie was the librarian.
Dates: approximately 1915-1925

Brigham Young University scanning event, 2013-2014

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

Marsha D. Broadway professional papers

Identifier: MSS 7964
Scope and Contents Contains the professional papers of Marsha D. Broadway on subjects relating to her affiliations with the Harold B. Lee Library, namely as Juvenile Literature Librarian and as an instructor in the School of Library and Information Sciences. The collection contains correspondence, copies of speeches, agreement and policy forms, financial records, special collections forms, and other various materials relating to the Juvenile Literature Library at Brigham Young University, 1985-2011.
Dates: 1985-2011

Burdick family photographs, 2013 November 7

Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 4 Sub-Series Sub- 3
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to the Burdick family. Digitized in Duchesne, Utah, on November 7, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 November 7

H. Julene Butler research on the Harold B. Lee Library

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9010
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the construction and ongoing history of the Harold B. Lee library on Brigham Young University's campus in Provo, Utah. The materials contain a wide variety of historical documents as well as official documents and minutes pertaining to the library. Also included are a few supplemental electronic sources documenting the library's history. Collection generated by H. Julene Butler's research into the history of the library. Materials dated 1961-2013.
Dates: 1961-2013

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

Collected articles about the Harold B. Lee Library

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 61
Scope and Contents Collected articles concering electronic advancements, services, donations, etc.
Dates: 1991-1995

Collection analysis project : final report

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 75