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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 biennial and annual reports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1015
Scope and Contents

Contains official reports which document the activities of the Harold B. Lee Library for each academic year. Materials include discussions of personnel changes, significant accomplishments, organizational changes, library needs, and professional activities. Dated 1966 to 2014.

Dates: 1966-2014

Harold B. Lee Library committee minutes and correspondence, 1954-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and meeting minutes from various library committees and departments, including the Administrative Council, Haybron Adams, and the Learning Resource Committee. Dates from 1954 to 2005.

Dates: 1954-2005

Harold B. Lee Library correspondence and other material

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA SC 62
Scope and Contents

Includes records and correspondence regarding the establishment of the Education Learning Resource Center, and the development of policies which would govern later LRCs.

Dates: 1962-1979

Harold B. Lee Library director email, 2003-2013

 Series — Folder 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11; Series 12; Series 13; Series 14; Series 15; Series 16; Series 17; Series 18; Series 19; Series 20; Series 21; Series 22; Series 23; Series 24; Series 25 [Barcode: 31197233638110], disk: 2
Identifier: UA 5638 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains the email correspondence of library director H. Julene Butler. Dates are from 2003 to 2013.

Dates: 2003-2013

Harold B. Lee Library drawings of addition

 File — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239275818]
Identifier: UA 1002
Scope and Contents

Consists of two drawings made of the addition to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. One picture is larger than the other. A note accompanying the second picture describes the role of Brigham Young University students in the raising of funds to help in the construction. Dated approximately 1974.

Dates: approximately 1974

Harold B. Lee Library event advertisements

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5281
Scope and Contents

Contains flyers, posters, and advertisements for events at the Harold B. Lee Library. Posters highlight exhibits in Special Collections and throughout the library. Additional materials include posters advertising events on and around campus, information about library use, and inspirational quotes. Dated approximately 2003-2019.

Dates: approximately 2003-2019

Harold B. Lee Library fund raising records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233260386]
Identifier: UA 1014
Scope and Contents

Includes one booklet and four videocassettes related to fundraising efforts at the Harold B. Lee Library. Also include materials from university fundraising programs. Materials date from between 1993 and 2000.

Dates: 1993-2000

Harold B. Lee Library historical records, 1961-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains research documents collected by H. Julene Butler pertaining to the construction and ongoing history of the Harold B. Lee Library. The materials contain a wide variety of historical documents as well as official documents and minutes pertaining to the library, such as notes, articles, and website printouts, copies of memorandums, committee records, past written histories, manuals and instructions, and other library records. Includes computer media, such as USB drives, DVD and compact...
Dates: 1961-2013

Harold B. Lee Library History in Your Attic collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8845
Scope and Contents The History in Your Attic project began as Pioneers in Your Attic in a group effort between the Utah Academic Library Consortium and the Mountain West Digital Library to document the pioneer history of Utah through digitization of personal manuscript materials of the residents of the state. The scope of the project broadened when very few of the materials were specific to the pioneers and now includes any materials from the 19th century through 1950. The objective of the project is to scan...
Dates: 2013-2016

Harold B. Lee Library instrument of gift forms, 2001-2003

 Series — Carton 73: Series 4 [Barcode: 31197227653943]
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Materials contains instrument of gift forms from 2001 to 2003. Materials focus on book donations to the Harold B. Lee Library that were made by various personal donors and organizations. Materials also include related forms for the acquistion, material descriptions, and thank-you letters from the library for the donors.

Dates: 2001-2003