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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:

Photograph of Upper Campus

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F132_p132top

Photographs of semicentennial celebration, 1924-1925

 Series — Carton 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 [Barcode: 31197233282521], Folder: 48
Identifier: UA 1070 Series 11
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs from the 1924 Founder's Day celebration and the 1925 semicentennial celebration at Brigham Young University. Includes photographs of survivors from the original 1875 class, the parade, the dedication of the Heber J. Grant Library, and photographs from various other activities, 1924-1925.

Dates: 1924-1925

S. Lyman Tyler professional papers, 1949-1979

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 614 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains research and reference files, notes, drafts, minutes, correspondence, and other materials produced by Tyler during his career at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Includes information on Native American tribes, environmental issues, historiography, and Utah history. Also includes administrative records related to Utah educational and historical institutions. Materials date from between 1949 and 1979.

Dates: 1949-1979

S. Lyman Tyler research on Native American water rights, approximately 1972

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 614 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains research material and other files on Southwest Indian land and water rights, including copies of articles and books, court cases, legislation, treaties and other government documents, correspondence, and reports.

Dates: approximately 1972

S. Lyman Tyler correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2316
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and handwritten correspondence, brochures, and galley proofs for publications. The correspondence is chiefly with Fred A. Rosenstock of Denver, Colorado and deal with matters relating to the purchasing of rare books. The brochures and galley proofs relate to rare books that were being offered for sale by various dealers.

Dates: 1956-1973

S. Lyman Tyler papers

Identifier: UA 614
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence (1952-1976), notes, research files and newsclippings, as well as drafts of books, articles and addresses by Tyler. Also found within this collection are assorted reports, budgets, minutes of meetings and correspondence of agencies and committees on which Tyler served. These agencies and committees include the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, the BYU Library, Utah Historical Society, the BYU Institute of American Indian Studies, the University of Utah Division of...
Dates: approximately 1949-1979

University Communications files on libraries, 1958-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 5 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents note

Contains newspaper clippings and news releases concerning Libraries at Brigham Young University from 1958 to 1998. Topics include the Glenn and Olive Nelson Library, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the building and administration of the Harold B. Lee Library, and Harold B. Lee Library friends, fund-raising and scholarships.

Dates: 1958-1999