L. Tom Perry Special Collections endowment files
Scope and Contents
Contains files documenting the endowments of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Materials date from 2003 to 2004.
- L. Tom Perry Special Collections (creator, Organization)
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 publish material from L. Tom Perry Special Collections endowment files must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections (1957-) is a subset of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.
Founded in 1957, Special Collections at BYU began with 1,000 books, 50 manuscript collections, and one curator. Today the department has 14 full-time curators and manuscript processors assisted by 30 students working with 300,000 books, 9,000 manuscript collections, and nearly 3/4 million photographs. In 1999, the Department of Special Collections & Manuscripts took the name L. Tom Perry Special Collections and moved into newly designed facilities on the first floor (second lower level) of the Harold B. Lee Library. 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), and Russ Taylor (2009- ).
1 folder (0.25 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Transferred by the endowment creators to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Transferred to the University Archives by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in February 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; February 2014.
Department records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; February 2014.
- Register of L. Tom Perry Special Collections endowment files
- J. Gordon Daines III
- 2014 February 26
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.