Harold B. Lee Library. Department of Special Collections & Manuscripts
- Existence: 1990 - 1999
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 17 Collections and/or Records:
DVD of unedited footage in which Jean Larsen discusses her husband's work in Special Collections at Brigham Young University. Her husband is Dean Larsen, who became University Librarian in the Harold B. Lee Library on Brigham Young University campus and contributed significantly to the development of Brigham Young University's special collections. She tells stories having to do with her family and her husband's dealings with book dealers. Dated February 20, 2013.
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.
Contains photographs of the Helen Foster Snow exhibit and presentation held in Special Collections, photographs and guest book used in the Helen Foster Snow exhibit, programs, fliers, posters, and other material for or related to the Helen Foster Snow exhibit. Dated 1998 to 2001. Also contains email printouts, notes, a compact disc, and fliers related to the BYU and the Great War exhibit, dated 2017 to 2018.
Contains development and design documents, correspondence, and presentations related to the INDI (Integrated Digital Special Collections) project to develop automated archival management software. Also includes the design documentation for the proposed INDI-lite project. Materials date from 2005 to 2008.
Includes a collection of CDs and DVDs containing files pertaining to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections's Motion Picture Film Series. On these disks are movie poster backdrops, and recordings on discussions of important individuals pertaining to the series, including James Stewart, Cecil B. DeMille, and others. Materials dated 2002-2015.
Contains project, chair and exhibit records from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Included are materials documenting the department's use of archival content management systems, digital projects, websites, video tutorials, and conferences. Also includes the Helen Foster exhibit records from 2000 to 2001, and the BYU and the Great War exhibit from 2017 to 2018. Materials date from 1986 to 2019.