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Harold B. Lee Library

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1973-

Biography

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 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:

Harold B. Lee Library acquisition and donation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 941
Scope and Contents Contains files documenting donations of books and other items to the library, located on the Brigham Young University campus. Includes instruments of gift and, in some instances, inventories and appraisals. Also includes statistical reports on gifts, 1989-1995. The files, compiled by the University Librarian's Office, primarily reflect materials received through the Acquisitions Department. They do not reflect donations of manuscript collections, except in some instances where collections...
Dates: 1978-1998

Harold B. Lee Library addition construction : photo overview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233624615]
Identifier: MSS SC 3064
Scope and Contents

Color photographs documenting progress on construction of an underground wing on the north side of the Harold B. Lee Library on the BYU campus. Latest images show interior and exterior views of the completed wing. Photos housed in clear sleeves.

Dates: 1996-2000

Harold B. Lee Library administrative correspondence, 1960-1992

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence concerning booksellers, library acquisitions, and other business by A. Dean Larsen in his professional capacity in the Harold B. Lee Library, 1960-1992.

Dates: 1960-1992

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records, 1961-1993

 Series
Identifier: UA 5572 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains auction and book fair records, business cards, collection and contest descriptions, correspondence, European travel records, faculty purchases, missing books records, personnel records, and tax evaluations records, that were created by A. Dean Larsen in his capacity as the Director of Collection Development as he was acquiring and developing the Harold B. Lee Library holdings, 1961-1993.

Dates: 1961-1993

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2207
Scope and Contents

Contains files dealing with collection acquisitions for Brigham Young University Special Collections. Contains records for collection development; integrated library system; Alice Louise Reynolds and other collections; different library departments' papers; library annual reports, 1955-1985; budgeting requests and records; insurance values reports; library policy and procedure manuals; and other miscellaneous papers.

Dates: approximately 1955-1993

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5638
Scope and Contents Contains the administrative files of the Harold B. Lee Library's director. Included is information on assessment, budgeting, strategic planning, fundraising, committees, library technology use, policies and procedures, the Visiting Scholar program, and consortial involvement by the library. Also includes H. Julene Butler's research files on the history of the Harold B. Lee Library and her personal files documenting her career in the library. The materials are on two M-dics. Disc 1 contains...
Dates: 1997-2013

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records, 1968-2015

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains files from the Harold B. Lee Library director's office, later renamed the Library Administrative Offices. Documents include correspondence regarding the 1974 addition of the library, a planning document for library expansion from 1991, the 1975 centennial celebration, and library director's correspondence. Also contains committee and director meeting minutes, as well as records on rank advancement and strategic planning, library assessments, instruments of gift, and other project...
Dates: 1968-2015

Harold B. Lee Library advertisements for Brigham Young University lectures, approximately 2004

 Series — Oversize 7: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 8; Series 7 [Barcode: 31197239235259], oversize-folder: 8
Identifier: UA 1054 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains posters advertising miscellaneous lectures sponsored by Brigham Young University departments. Materials dated approximately 2004.

Dates: approximately 2004

Harold B. Lee Library advertisements for the Alice Louise Reynolds lecture series, 2004-2018

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1054 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains posters advertising lectures in the Anne Louise Reynolds lecture series. Materials dated 2004 to 2018.

Dates: 2004-2018

Harold B. Lee Library advertisements for the Annaley Naegle Redd lecture series, 2009-2018

 Series — Oversize 7: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 8; Series 7 [Barcode: 31197239235259], oversize-folder: 5
Identifier: UA 1054 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains posters advertising lectures that were a part of the Annaley Naegle Redd lecture series. Materials dated 2009 and 2018.

Dates: 2009-2018