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Richard D. Hacken papers

Identifier: UA 5705

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, assessments, newsletters, and publications relating to Richard Hacken's career as the European Studies Librarian for the Harold B. Lee Library. Dated 1979-2012.


  • 1979-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Richard Hacken papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Richard D. Hacken (1945-) was the European Studies librarian for the Harold B. Lee Library.

Richards D. Hacken received a BA degree in German from BYU in 1969, M.A. (1971) and Ph.D. degrees (1975) from University of California, Davis, and a Masters in Library Science from BYU in 1990. After teaching German at Oregon State University and the University of Kansas, he became the European Studies Bibliographer in the Harold B. Lee Library in 1981, where he served over 30 years.

In addition to his library work, he published in areas of German literature, European history and culture, and library history and technology. He was the founding webmaster of the history portal, EuroDocs, and of the World War I Document Archive.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)




Arranged into four series: 1. Richard Hacken publications, 2006-2011. 2. Friends of the Library newsletters, 1995-2012. 3. Richard Hacken administrative files, 1985-2009. 4. Richard Hacken collection assessments, 1979-1988.

Custodial History

Donated by Richard Hacken in October 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard Hacken; October 2014.


University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Hannah Waddel; October 2014.
Register of Richard D. Hacken papers
Hannah Waddel
2014 October 22
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States