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Brigham Young University. Library



  • Existence: approximately 1925 - 1961

Administrative History

The Brigham Young University Library (1925-1961) served as repository for the university collection of printed materials.

The university library was established in the Heber J. Grant building in 1925. The collections outgrew the Heber J. Grant building, necessitating the construction of the J. Reuben Clark Library, which was completed in 1961. Head librarians and directors of libraries were Anna K. Ollerton (1925-1948), Asael C. Lambert (1948-1951), Naomi Rich Earl (1951-1954), and S. Lyman Tyler (1954-1961).

BYU Organizational History, website viewed Oct. 19, 2012: Brigham Young University Library (1925-1961, repository collection printed materials, Heber J. Grant building 1925, J. Reuben Clark Library 1961, head librarians and directors Anna K. Ollorton (1925-1948), Asael C. Lambert (1948-1951), Naomi Rich Earl (1951-1954), S. Lyman Tyler (1954-1961))

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University historical files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 704
Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts, biographies, photographs, correspondence, building plans, articles, and filmstrips, all from many different persons and departments on campus.

Dates: 1875-1983

Everyone has a library story

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233626982]
Identifier: MSS 8063
Scope and Contents

Contains a story by Deanna Earl Ehman about her parents meeting, courtship, and marriage, and the role of the Brigham Young University Library in their story. Also includes photographs and email correspondence regarding the library story.

Dates: 2012

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records, 1968-2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains files from the Harold B. Lee Library director's office, later renamed the Library Administrative Offices. Documents include correspondence regarding the 1974 addition of the library, a planning document for library expansion from 1991, the 1975 centennial celebration, and library director's correspondence. Also contains committee and director meeting minutes, as well as records on rank advancement and strategic planning, library assessments, instruments of gift, and other project...
Dates: 1968-2012

Harold B. Lee Library committee minutes and correspondence, 1954-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and meeting minutes from various library committees and departments, including the Administrative Council, Haybron Adams, and the Learning Resource Committee. Dates from 1954 to 2005.

Dates: 1954-2005

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

 Series — Carton 73: Series 4 [Barcode: 31197227653943]
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 personnel records, 1985-1988

 Series — Carton 74: Series 5 [Barcode: 31197227653950]
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 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 records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 671
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes, reports, newsletters, correspondence, and other material documenting the administration of the Lee Library and its predecessors. Materials date from between 1956 and 1987.

Dates: 1956-1987

Harold B. Lee Library records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 549
Scope and Contents

Includes files of the various departments within the library. Contains correspondence, reports, newsclippings, publications, statistics and minutes. Also includes information concerning the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Library and Brigham Young University Library.

Dates: 1954-1976