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L. Tom Perry Special Collections records

Identifier: UA 5589

Scope and Contents

Contains project records and chair records from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Included are materials documenting the department's use of archival content management systems, digital projects, websites, and video tutorials. Materials date from 1986 to 2015.


  • 1986-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the L. Tom Perry Special Collections records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections (2000- ) is a special collections library and manuscripts/archival repository.

The Perry Special Collections was named in May 2000, and was previously known as the Department of Special Collections; Manuscripts. Aline and L. Sam Skaggs, through their ALSAM Foundation, made a generous financial donation to the new library and requested that the Special Collections be named after L. Tom Perry, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The department is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making available rare books, historical manuscripts, and university records. Department chairs have included Scott Duvall (1999-2002), P. Bradford Westwood (2002-2009), Russ Taylor (2009-2014), and J. Gordon Daines III (2014- ).


5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)




Arranged in two series: 1. L. Tom Perry Special Collections project records, 2003-2015. 2. L. Tom Perry Special Collections Chair records, 1986-2011.

Custodial History

Transferred from within Special Collections in installments between 2009 and 2013.

Found in the University Archives stacks in January 2015.

Transferred from the Motion Picture Archives of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Mary-Celeste Ricks Lewis in February 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Special Collections department assistant; September 2011.

Transferred; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; October 2013.

Found; University Archives stacks, January 2015.

Transferred; Mary-Celeste Ricks Lewis; February 2017.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Olivia Serafin; 2011.

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; 2013.

Addendum processed; Erin Owens; March 2015.

Addendum processed; Eric Wolford; February 2016.

Addendum processed; Eric Wolford; May 2017.


Register of L. Tom Perry Special Collections records
Olivia Serafin
2011 October 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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