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Harold B. Lee Library

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1973-

Administrative History

The Harold B. Lee Library (1973- ) is the library on the campus of Brigham Young University, and is responsible for providing students and the community with valuable resources for research, media projects, and personal use.

The Harold B. Lee Library was aligned with Media Services under the Assistant Academic Vice President of Brigham Young University in 1973. In that same year, the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. Internally, the Harold B. Lee Library is managed by the library director, who is aided by an associate university librarian and assistant university librarians, who oversee divisions of the library. Directors have included Donald K. Nelson (1973-1980), Sterling J. Albrecht (1980-2002), Randy J. Olsen (2002-2009), Julene Butler (2010-2012), Scott Duvall (interim, 2012-2013), Jennifer Paustenbaugh (2013-2019), Brian Rennick (interim, 2019-2020), and (Rick Anderson, 2020-). The library building was expanded in 1976 and 2000, and continues to provide students and faculty access to scholarly materials.

Citation

Its Mormon manuscripts to 1846, 1977

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (BYU Library)

Brigham Young University campus map, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (Harold B. Lee Library; Lee Library; HBLL; originally named the J. Reuben Clark Library, but library name was changed)

Harold B. Lee Library, via WWW, Apr. 13, 2009 (library renamed in 1973)

BYU Organizationational History Project website, viewed on Dec. 2, 2011 (Harold B. Lee Library; university library at Brigham Young University; previously known as J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library, renamed 1973; library directors: Donald K. Nelson, 1973-1980; Sterling J. Albrecht, 1980-2002; Randy J. Olsen, 2002-2009; Julene Butler, 2010- )

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Oct. 31, 2014 (Julene Butler, 2010-2012; Scott Duvall (interim), 2012-2013; Jennifer Paustenbaugh, 2013- )

E-mail from Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Nov. 22, 2019 (resigning from position, effective immediately)

Email from Wendy Duran, Sep. 1, 2020 (Rick Anderson beginning term September 2020)

Found in 135 Collections and/or Records:

K. Haybron Adams papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 693
Scope and Contents Contains Adams's professional files related to Special Collections and General Collections, including newsletters, research, correspondence, committee information, and budget information from 1976-2001.
Dates: 1884 February 10; 1973-2001

Allyson Washburn digital files, 2001-2013

 Series — Box: 2, Folder: 11-12
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, spreadsheets, e-mails, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects, groups, and meetings within the Harold B. Lee Library in various digital file types. Dates range from 2001 to 2013.
Dates: 2001-2013

Allyson Washburn papers on the Harold B. Lee Library, 2000-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5673 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains various budgeting materials, reports, studies, correspondence, meeting minutes, and plans regarding projects and groups within the Harold B. Lee Library. Dates range from 2000 to 2011.
Dates: 2000-2011

Archives and manuscripts policies and procedures manual

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 953
Scope and Contents Manual of the policies and procedures of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts of the Harold B. Lee Library. It discusses the purpose of the department and the fundamental archival principles used in the work of the department. It also contains photocopies of pictures of the department staff, approximately 1980.
Dates: 1980

Binder, ca. 1970

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3354 Series 4
Scope and Contents note This series contains National (76 - 181) binder made with brown genuine "topgrain cowhide" and brass fasterners. Patented and reinforced. Made by National, USA.
Dates: Other: ca. 1970

Brigham Young University lecture series speeches

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 944
Scope and Contents This collection includes copies of speeches from various lecture series on campus from 1899-1992.
Dates: 1899-1992

Brigham Young University library accession books

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 202
Scope and Contents Includes two accession logs of the BYU library when housed in the Education building. One volume dates from 1918-1922. The other volume is without dates, but is probably contemporary with the former. Annie Gillespie was the librarian.
Dates: approximately 1915-1925

Marsha D. Broadway professional papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7964
Scope and Contents Contains the professional papers of Marsha D. Broadway on subjects relating to her affiliations with the Harold B. Lee Library, namely as Juvenile Literature Librarian and as an instructor in the School of Library and Information Sciences. The collection contains correspondence, copies of speeches, agreement and policy forms, financial records, special collections forms, and other various materials relating to the Juvenile Literature Library at Brigham Young University, 1985-2011.
Dates: 1985-2011

H. Julene Butler research on the Harold B. Lee Library

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9010
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the construction and ongoing history of the Harold B. Lee library on Brigham Young University's campus in Provo, Utah. The materials contain a wide variety of historical documents as well as official documents and minutes pertaining to the library. Also included are a few supplemental electronic sources documenting the library's history. Collection generated by H. Julene Butler's research into the history of the library. Materials dated 1961-2013.
Dates: 1961-2013

John O. Christensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5660
Scope and Contents Contains reports, statistics, correspondence, and minutes of various committees relating to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. Materials date from 1973 to 2010.
Dates: 1973-2010