L. Tom Perry Special Collections chair records, 1986-2011
Scope and Contents
Contains materials produced by the chair of Special Collections, including employee lists, correspondence, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies information, newspaper clippings, and information about the American Association of University Professors, fieldwork information, policies, a master list of registers, inventory lists, missing documents from Special Collections, minutes from the Special Collections Security Committee, infomation on the Smoot Endowment project, and reports and correspondence with Harvard Heath. Dated from 1986 to 2011.
- L. Tom Perry Special Collections (creator, Organization)
- Harold B. Lee Library. Department of Special Collections & Manuscripts (contributor, 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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at email@example.com.
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.
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- ).
Language of Materials
- Archival materials -- Digitization -- Utah -- Provo
- Colleges and Universities
- Conference materials
- Harold B. Lee Library. Department of Special Collections & Manuscripts
- L. Tom Perry Special Collections -- Archives
- Library exhibits -- Utah -- Provo
- Snow, Helen Foster, 1907-1997
- Workflow management systems -- Utah -- Provo