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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:

Harold B. Lee Library instrument of gift forms, 2001-2003

 Series — Carton: 73
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials contains instrument of gift forms from 2001 to 2003. Materials focus on book donations to the Harold B. Lee Library that were made by various personal donors and organizations. Materials also include related forms for the acquistion, material descriptions, and thank-you letters from the library for the donors. Materials date from 2001 to 2003.
Dates: 2001-2003

Harold B. Lee Library lecture advertisements

Identifier: UA 1054
Scope and Contents Contains pamphlets, posters, and other materials advertising lectures held in the Harold B. Lee Library on Brigham Young University campus. Materials date from between 2001 and 2018.
Dates: 2001-2018

Harold B. Lee Library newsclippings collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 1066
Scope and Contents This collection contains newsclippings from 1993 to 2002 having to do with the Harold B. Lee Library. It is arranged chronologically according to month and date. Not all months are represented in the collection's year span.
Dates: 1993-2002

Harold B. Lee Library newsletters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1247
Scope and Contents Copies of the newsletter produced by the Harold B. Lee Library for faculty and staff. The newsletter covers the years 1975-1999 and was called "News and Views" and "HBLL Update."
Dates: 1975-1999

Harold B. Lee Library personnel files, 2002-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 17
Scope and Contents Contains policies and procedures, reports, trainings, and other materials related to faculty, staff, and administrative employees in the library. Dates are from 2002 to 2013.
Dates: 2002-2013

Harold B. Lee Library personnel records, 1985-1988

 Series — Carton: 74
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains records about full-time personnel of the Harold B. Lee Library from 1985 to 1988. Materials include related reports, minutes, and correspondence. Materials date from 1985 to 1988.
Dates: 1985-1988

Harold B. Lee Library photographs and negatives of library picnic, approximately 1970-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains color film negatives of a library picnic dating approximately from the years 1970 to 1985.
Dates: approximately 1970-1985

Harold B. Lee Library photographs of employees

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 897
Scope and Contents Photographs of current and former Brigham Young University Library employees.
Dates: 1992

Harold B. Lee Library plaques, 1965-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains a series of plaques dedicated to former faculty members of Brigham Young University, including Marcus Bach and Professor Joseph S. Werlin. Materials dated 1965 to 1995.
Dates: 1965-1995

Harold B. Lee Library policies, 2004-2013

 Series — Folder: 1, disk: 1
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 18
Scope and Contents Contains policies related to the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates are from 2004 to 2013.
Dates: 2004-2013