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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:

Friends of the Library newsletters, 1995-2012

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 5-6
Identifier: UA 5705 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains copies of the quarterly Friends of the Library newsletter. Dated 1995-2012.
Dates: 1995-2012

Gary P. Gillum correspondence, 1973-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains memorandums, notes, and letters from Brigham Young University (BYU) faculty, as well as non-BYU correspondence with family, professional colleagues, editors, and Church authorities. The series dates from 1973 to 2007.
Dates: 1973-2007

Gary P. Gillum professional papers, 1970-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual files, assessments, bibliographies, planners, conferences and symposium papers, and the unpublished writings of Gillum. Most of the material concerns Gillum's professional responsibilities as Ancient Studies Librarian, dating from 1970-2007.
Dates: 1970-2007

General Services records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1365
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, proposals for a new library information system, reports regarding conferences, invoices from conferences hosted by General Services, meeting minutes, employment applications, billing forms, newsletters, surveys, and subject files. Materials cover the period of 1957 to 1984.
Dates: 1957-1984

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

Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 582
Abstract Files of the director of the Department, Hattie Knight.
Dates: 1964-1975

Griffin family photographs, 2014 May 24

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 6 Sub-Series Sub- 4
Scope and Contents Contains digital images of photographs related to the Griffin family. Digitized in Escalante, Utah, on May 24, 2014.
Dates: Digitized: 2014 May 24

Karen Ann Griggs professional papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7965
Scope and Contents Collection contains the professional papers of Griggs, including presentations covering the cataloging of audio-visual materials, as well as files from her professional papers. Materials date from between 1985 and 2011.
Dates: 1985-2011

Mark L. Grover papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8257
Scope and Contents Materials include the personal and professional papers of Mark L. Grover. Included are Grover's annual reports from 1973 to 2013, committee records, collection development records, Grover's rank advancement records, bibliographies, and correspondence. The materials date from 1972 to 2013.
Dates: 1972-2013

H. Julene Butler papers on library strategic planning, 1997-2011

 Series — Carton: 2
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 26
Scope and Contents Materials consist of folders containing documents related to the strategic planning for the Harold B. Lee Library. Contains minutes, reports, reviews, and notes. Dated 1997-2011, with the bulk of the materials covering 2000-2005.
Dates: 1997-2011