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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 220 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Archives and Manuscripts collection of university and institutional brochures, 1957-1985

 Series — Box: 2
Identifier: UA 5616 Series 2
Scope and Contents The materials included are brochures collected as references to the creators of the brochures of the Harold B. Lee Library University Archives. They come from various universities, research archives and centers from around the United States. Examples include: University of Utah, Harvard College, Indiana University, The National Archives in Washington D.C., the Library of Congress and the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dates: 1957-1985

Department of Archives and Manuscripts publicity brochures, 1975-1990

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 5616 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains material from Harold B. Lee Library University Archives and various colleges and programs from Brigham Young University. The brochures that are included that are not from the Harold B. Lee Library University Archives were included as reference brochures to the writers of the brochures created for the University Archives (what is now the L. Tom Perry Special Collections). Among the reference brochures are brochures for colleges, such as Family, Home and Social Sciences,...
Dates: 1975-1990

Donor packet

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1062
Scope and Contents Packet of information about the Harold B. Lee Library and its financial needs. The packet is meant to be distributed to potential donors as a fund-raising tool. It highlights several of the Library's current projects.
Dates: 2003

Duchesne County History Center photographs, 2013-11-07

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 4 Sub-Series Sub- 4
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to the Lewis, Wilkins, and Burdick families. Digitized in Duchesne, Utah, at the Duchesne County History Center on November 7, 2013.
Dates: Digitized: 2013-11-07

Duchesne, Utah, scanning event, 2013 November 7

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

Dumas family photographs, 2014 May 23

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 6 Sub-Series Sub- 3
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to the Dumas family. Digitized on May 23, 2014.
Dates: Digitized: 2014 May 23

Ephraim Hatch photographs of the Harold B. Lee Library, 2008

 Series
Identifier: UA 5399 Series 1
Scope and Contents note This series contains two spiral bound volumes. The volumes contain photographs of each level of the Harold B. Lee Library. The series also contains 10 compact disks that hold the images used to create the volumes.
Dates: 2008

Escalante, Utah, scanning event, 2014 May 23-24

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs and letters related to several families in the Escalante, Utah, area. Digitized on May 23-24, 2014.
Dates: Digitized: 2014 May 23-24

Susan Fales collection on digital projects

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5680
Scope and Contents Contains files related to the development of digital projects in the Harold B. Lee Library. Contains photographs, content, and folders documenting the development and progress of digital projects undertaken by the library. Dated 1997-2003.
Dates: 1997-2003

Feiler family photographs, 1870-1949, 2016 July 16

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 8 Sub-Series Sub- 4
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to the Feiler family. Digitized in Boulder, Utah, on July 16, 2016.
Dates: 1870-1949; Digitized: 2016 July 16