Skip to main content

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:

S. Lyman Tyler photographs of libraries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 5409
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of the Brigham Young University library and university libraries. Materials date from 1982.
Dates: 1982

Typewriter, ca. 1936 - 1970

Identifier: MSS 3354 Series 1
Scope and Contents note This series contains: 1. Royal "Quiet De Luxe" manual typewriter, black; 2. Smith Corona "Silent Super" manual typewriter, green. Serial # 5T291520X. Stored in brown carrying case. Purchased from "Henry Typewriter Co. / Sales - Rentals - Supplies / Mimeographing / 1254 Amsterdam Ave., N. Y. MO 2-3842"; 3. Remington "Miracle Tab" manual typewriter, grey. Serial # QT2141793. Stored in brown-grey carrying case with green felt lining. Produced by Remington Rand Inc., USA; and, 4. Smith - Corona...
Dates: Other: ca. 1936 - 1970

University Communications files on libraries, 1958-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 5 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents note Contains newspaper clippings and news releases concerning Libraries at Brigham Young University from 1958 to 1998. Topics include the Glenn and Olive Nelson Library, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the building and administration of the Harold B. Lee Library, and Harold B. Lee Library friends, fund-raising and scholarships.
Dates: 1958-1999

Utah Valley Regional Genealogical Library scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3090
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks documenting the history of the Utah Valley Regional Genealogical Library, Brigham Young University from about 1964 to 2006. The scrapbooks also include newsletters from the organization.
Dates: approximately 1964-1985

Video training package materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 17
Scope and Contents Includes script (1985), story boards, exit control interviews.
Dates: Date not identified

Allyson Washburn professional papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5673
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, studies, correspondence, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects and groups within the Harold B. Lee Library. As part of these materials there are many digital files. Dates range from 2000 to 2013.
Dates: 2000-2013

Welcome to the archives orientation

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2664
Scope and Contents 2 audio cassette tapes, 66 35 mm color transparencies of Harold B. Lee Library Archives.
Dates: approximately 1985

Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3974
Scope and Contents Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration, 2007 includes a CD recording and transcript of Wiggins' 31 January 2007 retirement celebration. Wiggins' lecture on that occasion includes history of the Lee Library over his 40 years of service. Also included are tributes from other prominent Library faculty.
Dates: 2007 January 31

Wilkins family photographs, 2013 November 7

Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 4 Sub-Series Sub- 2
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to the Wilkins family. Digitized in Duchesne, Utah, on November 7, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 November 7

Worley family papers, 2013 September 26

Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 3 Sub-Series Sub- 2
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs, family histories, newspaper clippings and other documents related to the Worley family. Digitized in Price, Utah, on September 26, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013 September 26