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Harold B. Lee Library. Department of Special Collections & Manuscripts

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1990-1999

Administrative History

The Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts (1990-1999) collected and preserved rare and important materials including: books, pamphlets, prints, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, journals, papers, music scores, university records, and other things.

In 1990 the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections department and the Archives and Manuscripts department were combined to create the Special Collections and Manuscripts department. The Chair of Special Collections and Manuscripts was Scott Duvall (1990-1999). In 1997 Scott Duvall was appointed Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections. He acted as both department Chair and Assistant University Librarian from 1997-1999. In 1999, due to a generous donation, the department was moved to the basement of the Library and renamed L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

The materials in the Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts were highly regulated. Those that wished to view these materials were required to use the reading rooms, viewing the materials with supervision. Anyone, student, faculty, or visitor could use the materials in the Department. In 1991 the Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts was headed by a department chair who reported directly to the University Librarian. The Department of Special Collections was located on the fourth floor of the Harold B. Lee Library, where reading rooms serviced faculty, students, and visitors with the opportunity to use the artifacts in Special Collections. Between 1997-1999 the chair served as both department chair and Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections.

Citation

Its William Henry Jackson, 1866-1953, 1991: t.p. (Harold B. Lee Library, Department of Special Collections & Manuscripts) leaf 1 (Special Collections and Manuscripts Department, Brigham Young University Library)

Amer. library dir., 1993-94 (under Provo, Utah, Brigham Young Univ.: Harold B. Lee Library; Spec Coll & Mss)

Phone call to the Dept., 12/17/96 (in Feb. 1991 Special Collections merged with the Dept. of Archives and Manuscripts to form the Dept. of Special Collections and Manuscripts)

Organizational History Project, February 6, 2013 (Harold B. Lee Library. Dept. of Special Collections and Manuscripts: Dates and general information regarding functions)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University records on Alfred Newman concert

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 835
Scope and Contents Concert sponsored by the Brigham Young University College of Fine Arts and Communications in memory of Alfred Newman and Ken Darby, film composer and film music arranger, respectively. Includes program; advertisement; article from "The Cue Sheet"; and twenty-eight photographs of Ken Darby, performers, guests, and recording equipment. Compiled in 1997 by James V. D'Arc, curator of Arts and Communication Archives at BYU.

Howard Pearson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2147
Abstract The papers contain correspondence, interview notes, column copy, awards, and other memorabilia.

University Archives correspondence on collection development, 1998-2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1068 Series 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence files primarily contain correspondence, lists, and photographs to and from the University Archivist regarding materials held in the University Archives. Materials date from between 1998 and 2012.

University Archives general correspondence, 1986-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1068 Series 6
Scope and Contents Correspondence contains letters and memos to and from the Brigham Young University Archives. Materials date from between 1986 and 2010.

University Archives general office files, 1969-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1068 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains publications, paperwork, lists, and correspondence regarding the archival process. The materials focus on the preservation, organization, and policies regarding the University Archives. Materials date from between 1969 and 2004.

University Archives general records, 1949-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1068 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains files covering a variety of topics related to the history of Brigham Young University. Materials contained include clippings, meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence. Materials date from between 1949 and 2002.

University Archives records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1068
Scope and Contents Contains materials focusing on the activities of the Brigham Young University Archives. Records concerning the acquisition and processing of materials are included, as well as materials regarding the history of Brigham Young University. Dates range from 1949 to 2013.

University Archives records on records management, 1982-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1068 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, reports, papers, handbooks, and transfer records. Materials document the relationship between University Archives and University Records Management. Materials date from between 1982 and 2013.

University Archives reference files, 1960-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1068 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains various materials regarding Brigham Young University and its history. Materials date from between 1960 and 2006.