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L. Tom Perry Special Collections records

Identifier: UA 5589
Contains project records and chair records from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Included are materials documenting the department's use of archival content management systems, digital projects, websites, and video tutorials. Materials date from 1986 to 2015.


  • 1986-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Administrative History

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections (2000- ) is a special collections library and manuscripts/archival repository.

The Perry Special Collections was named in May 2000, and was previously known as the Department of Special Collections; Manuscripts. Aline and L. Sam Skaggs, through their ALSAM Foundation, made a generous financial donation to the new library and requested that the Special Collections be named after L. Tom Perry, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The department is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making available rare books, historical manuscripts, and university records. Department chairs have included Scott Duvall (1999-2002), P. Bradford Westwood (2002-2009), Russ Taylor (2009-2014), and J. Gordon Daines III (2014- ).


Arranged in two series: 1. L. Tom Perry Special Collections project records, 2003-2015. 2. L. Tom Perry Special Collections Chair records, 1986-2011.

Custodial History

Transferred from within Special Collections in installments between 2009 and 2013.

Found in the University Archives stacks in January 2015.

Transferred from the Motion Picture Archives of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Mary-Celeste Ricks Lewis in February 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Special Collections department assistant; September 2011.

Transferred; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; October 2013.

Found; University Archives stacks, January 2015.

Transferred; Mary-Celeste Ricks Lewis; February 2017.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Olivia Serafin; 2011.

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; 2013.

Addendum processed; Erin Owens; March 2015.

Addendum processed; Eric Wolford; February 2016.

Addendum processed; Eric Wolford; May 2017.


Register of L. Tom Perry Special Collections records
Olivia Serafin
2011 October 7
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2013 October 28: Addendum added and description updated; J. Gordon Daines III; October 2013.
  • 2015 March 31: Addendum added; Erin Owens; March 2015.
  • 2016 February 16: Addendum added; Eric Wolford; February 2016.
  • 2017 May: Addendum added; Eric Wolford; May 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States