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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:

H. Julene Butler personal papers, approximately 1999-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains the annual reports, presentations, curriculum vitae, to do lists, and other documents of library director H. Julene Butler. Dates are from approximately 1999 to 2013.
Dates: approximately 1999-2013

Richard D. Hacken papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5705
Scope and Contents Contains reports, assessments, newsletters, and publications relating to Richard Hacken's career as the European Studies Librarian for the Harold B. Lee Library. Dated 1979-2012.
Dates: 1979-2012

Harold B. Lee fund raising records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 1014
Scope and Contents Includes one booklet and four videocassettes related to fundraising efforts at the Harold B. Lee Library. Also include materials from university fundraising programs. Materials date from between 1993 and 2000.
Dates: 1993-2000

Harold B. Lee Library

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2670
Scope and Contents 15 black and white negatives and prints of Harold B. Library in Social Science, Maps and Doc. Ref. Desk and Area.
Dates: approximately 1980

Harold B. Lee Library acquistion and donation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 941
Scope and Contents Files documenting donations of books and other items to the library, located on the Brigham Young University campus. Includes instruments of gift and, in some instances, inventories and appraisals. Also includes statistical reports on gifts, 1989-1995. The files, compiled by the University Librarian's Office, primarily reflect materials received through the Acquisitions Department. They do not reflect donations of manuscript collections, except in some instances where collections were...
Dates: 1978-1998

Harold B. Lee Library addition construction : photo overview

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3064
Scope and Contents Color photographs documenting progress on construction of an underground wing on the north side of the Harold B. Lee Library on the BYU campus. Latest images show interior and exterior views of the completed wing. Photos housed in clear sleeves.
Dates: 1996-2000

Harold B. Lee Library administrative correspondence, 1960-1992

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence concerning booksellers, library acquisitions, and other business by A. Dean Larsen in his professional capacity in the Harold B. Lee Library, 1960-1992.
Dates: 1960-1992

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5638
Scope and Contents Contains the administrative files of the Harold B. Lee Library's director. Included is information on assessment, budgeting, strategic planning, fundraising, committees, library technology use, policies and procedures, the Visiting Scholar program, and consortial involvement by the library. Also includes H. Julene Butler's research files on the history of the Harold B. Lee Library and her personal files documenting her career in the library. The materials are on two M-dics. Disc 1 contains all...
Dates: 1997-2013

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records, 1961-1993

 Series
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains auction and book fair records, business cards, collection and contest descriptions, correspondence, European travel records, faculty purchases, missing books records, personnel records, and tax evaluations records, that were created by A. Dean Larsen in his capacity as the Director of Collection Development as he was acquiring and developing the Harold B. Lee Library holdings, 1961-1993.
Dates: 1961-1993

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2207
Abstract Collection contains files dealing with collection acquisitions for Brigham Young University Special Collections. Contains records for collection development; integrated library system; Alice Louise Reynolds and other collections; different library departments' papers; library annual reports, 1955-1985; budgeting requests and records; insurance values reports; library policy and procedure manuals; and other miscellaneous papers.
Dates: approximately 1955-1993