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Harold B. Lee Library



  • Existence: 1973-


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.

Its 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 222 Collections and/or Records:

Collection development policy statement

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233275525]
Identifier: UA SC 100
Scope and Contents

Collection development policy for the Harold B. Lee Library, produced in 1985.

Dates: 1985

Collection of office technology

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3354

Objects used to create manuscripts. Collection organized by technology organization, not chronologically.

Dates: approximately 1940-1990

Come now and let us reason together saith the Lord mural

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231234581]
Identifier: UA 982
Scope and Contents

Contains drawings, reports, and newspaper articles concerning the children's mural.

Dates: 2002

Computer, ca. 1980-1990

Identifier: MSS 3354 Series 5
Scope and Contents note

This series contains Sysgen 5.25" floppy disk drive, beige. Serial # 43 - 63413. Auxillary unit for computer. Made by Systen Incorporated, 556 Gibralter Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA.

Dates: Other: ca. 1980-1990

Cox family photographs, 2016 July 16

Identifier: MSS 8845 Series 8 Sub-Series Sub- 2
Scope and Contents

Contains digital images of photograph albums related to the Cox family. Digitized in Boulder, Utah, on July 15-16, 2016.

Dates: Digitized: 2016 July 16

Creative Professional Projects Committee file on policy statements , 1987-1999

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233630042], Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5653 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains policy statement and guidelines for creative projects and the Creative Professional Projects committee. Dated 1987-1999.

Dates: 1987-1999

Daily Universe announcement of the new BYU library

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233275616]
Identifier: UA SC 114

Department of Archives and Manuscripts collection of university and institutional brochures, 1957-1985

 Series — Box 2: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233628095]
Identifier: UA 5616 Series 2
Scope and Contents

The materials included are brochures collected as references to the creators of the brochures of the Harold B. Lee Library University Archives. They come from various universities, research archives and centers from around the United States. Examples include: University of Utah, Harvard College, Indiana University, The National Archives in Washington D.C., the Library of Congress and the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dates: 1957-1985

Department of Archives and Manuscripts publicity brochures, 1975-1990

 Series — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197233628087]
Identifier: UA 5616 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains material from Harold B. Lee Library University Archives and various colleges and programs from Brigham Young University. The brochures that are included that are not from the Harold B. Lee Library University Archives were included as reference brochures to the writers of the brochures created for the University Archives (what is now the L. Tom Perry Special Collections). Among the reference brochures are brochures for colleges, such as Family, Home and Social Sciences,...
Dates: 1975-1990