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L. Tom Perry Special Collections project records, 2002-2019

Identifier: UA 5589 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains project records from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. Included are materials documenting the department's use of archival content management systems and digital projects such as e-Workflows and the Integrated Digital Special Collections project, websites, video tutorials for the various projects, and audio-visual materials for the Motion Picture Archives Film Series of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Also includes conference planning files and promotional items for the Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone conference in 2019. Materials date from 2002 to 2019.


  • 2002-2019


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

From the Collection:

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, and university records. 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 to 1999. 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. In 1999, due to a generous donation, the department was moved to the basement of the Library and renamed L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections (est. 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 t7he 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), J. Gordon Daines III (2014-2020), and Thomas R. Wells, (2020- ).


4 boxes

7 folders

1 oversize box

1 oversize folder

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