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Brigham Young University. Library



  • Existence: approximately 1925 - 1961

Administrative History

The Brigham Young University Library (1925-1961) served as repository for the university collection of printed materials.

The university library was established in the Heber J. Grant building in 1925. The collections outgrew the Heber J. Grant building, necessitating the construction of the J. Reuben Clark Library, which was completed in 1961. Head librarians and directors of libraries were Anna K. Ollerton (1925-1948), Asael C. Lambert (1948-1951), Naomi Rich Earl (1951-1954), and S. Lyman Tyler (1954-1961).

BYU Organizational History, website viewed Oct. 19, 2012: Brigham Young University Library (1925-1961, repository collection printed materials, Heber J. Grant building 1925, J. Reuben Clark Library 1961, head librarians and directors Anna K. Ollorton (1925-1948), Asael C. Lambert (1948-1951), Naomi Rich Earl (1951-1954), S. Lyman Tyler (1954-1961))

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Harold B. Lee Library records

Identifier: UA 1242
Scope and Contents

Contains records on the Harold B. Lee Library regarding the Library Administrative Offices, various committees, the new addition, personnel, and collection development. Materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, instrument of gift forms, and an assortment of plaques. Dates from 1954 to 2012.

Dates: 1954-2012

Harold B. Lee Library records on collection development, 1995-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains records on collection development of the library, including assessments, vendor documents, statistics, studies and reports, and committee records. Dates from 1995 to 2003.

Dates: 1995-2003

Harold B. Lee Library reports and procedures, 1954-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1242 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains a variety of reports regarding the Harold B. Lee Library from 1954-2007. Materials include annual reports, analyses, and self-study reports and procedural reports from various library departments and committees. Also contains records relating to the building of the J. Reuben Clark Library in 1962 and the 1974 addition. These materials include promotional material such as overheads, audio tracks, and copies of speeches made at the dedication. Additional materials include general...
Dates: 1954-2007

Library accession books

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231035996]
Identifier: UA 202
Scope and Contents

Includes two accession logs of the Brigham Young University 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

Library Committee donation solicitation letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233647004]
Identifier: UA 5551
Scope and Contents

A letter, dated 1925, from the Library Committee requesting that alumni donate money or books to build the library collection that will be housed in the new Heber J. Grant Library Building.

Dates: 1925

Library Committee meeting minutes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231036002]
Identifier: UA 209
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes of the Library Committee. It also includes a small tribute to Annie Gillespie and Alice Louise Reynolds.

Dates: 1917-1945

Library monthly reports

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231036069]
Identifier: UA 216
Scope and Contents

Summary monthly reports with lists of library books acquisitions, divided by format and subject. Reports date from between 1886 and 1901.

Dates: 1900-1901