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Harold B. Lee Library. University Archives

 Organization

Administrative History

The University Archives (1973-1974) in the Harold B. Lee Library preserved records that documented the history of the University and its people, especially concerning their impact on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its society.

In 1973 the J. Reuben Clark Jr. Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. The University Archives were then identified with the Library name change. University Archives did not exist long under this name. In 1974 University Archives and the Manuscripts Department were combined to create Archives and Manuscripts. University Archivist: Hollis J. Scott (1973-1974).

Archives included letters, memoranda, minutes, reports, journals, financial and legal documents, speeches, audio and video recordings, artists' sketches, photographs, research, class notes, syllabi and examinations. Other items that were archives were writings, musical compositions, maps, architectural sketches, theses, dissertations, and faculty and university publications.Part of the Archives’ objective was preserve the records of the University itself. This was accomplished mostly through a limited Records Management program that functioned under the University Archives and a Records Center. The Records Management program solicited records from all University Departments, but especially retiring deans, department chairmen administrators, and then determined whether to keep or dispose of them. The Records Center was used to retrieve records and then store them as determined by Records Management in the University Archives.

Archives and Records Management reported to the Director of Libraries. The Archives Reading Room was located in room 5030 of the Harold B. Lee Library. University Archives was housed in room 5072 in the Harold B. Lee Library. The items could be accessed through the library catalog.

Citation

BYU organizational history project, via WWW, Sept. 20, 2012: Harold B. Lee Library. University Archives (Archives; 1973-1974; preserved university records; in 1974 University Archives and the Manuscripts Department were combined to create Archives and Manuscripts; archivist, Hollis J. Scott (1973-1974); operated a limited Records Management program and a Records Center; reported to the Director of Libraries; located on fifth floor of Harold B. Lee Library)

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Series — Box: 2
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
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

Harold B. Lee Library administrative records, 1968-2012

 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: 1968-2012

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

 Series — oversize: 7, 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, 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

Harold B. Lee Library advertisements for the Annual Author lecture series, 2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1054 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains posters advertising lectures that were part of the Annual Author lecture series. Materials dated 2004.
Dates: 2004

Harold B. Lee Library advertisements for the English Reading Series lectures, approximately 2004-2018

 Series — oversize: 7, oversize-folder: 4
Identifier: UA 1054 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains posters advertising lectures that were part of the English Reading Series. Materials dated approximately 2004-2018.
Dates: approximately 2004-2018

Harold B. Lee Library advertisements for the House of Learning lecture series, approximately 2005-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1054 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains posters advertising lectures that were part of the House of Learning lecture series. Materials dated approximately 2005-2011.
Dates: approximately 2005-2011

Harold B. Lee Library advertisements for the Omnibus lecture series, 2007

 Series — oversize: 7, oversize-folder: 7
Identifier: UA 1054 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains posters advertising lectures that were part of the Omnibus lecture series. Materials dated 2007.
Dates: 2007