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Digital Initiatives project records

Identifier: UA 5665

Scope and Contents

Contains digital images of archival and manuscript materials associated with scanning projects conducted by Digital Initiatives, stored on M-Discs (DVDs). Scanned materials date from between 1531 and 2011.


  • 1531-2011


Language of Materials

Materials are in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.

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 Digital Initiatives project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Digital Initiatives is a division of the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections Department that specializes in the conversion of academic resources into digital collections.

Established in 1996, the Digital Initiatives team was originally called "Digital Imaging" and had only one part-time member, Scott Eldredge. When Digital Imaging became the Digital Initiatives Department, Scott Eldredge and two others- Jerry Jump and Brandon MacArthur- became full-time. The development of the Digital Initiatives project can be largely attributed to Robert J. Espinosa, a Digital Imaging specialist who acquired the necessary funding for the project. Though the department has been relocated several times, it currently resides under the Special Collections Department of the Harold B. Lee Library.


14 boxes (7 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Transferred from Digital Initiatives in installments in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; March 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; September 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; September 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; August 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; October 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; December 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; September 2018.


Part of University Archives; departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Sarah Markle; March 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; September 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; September 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; December 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; February 2015.

Processed; Brynne Karlinsey; June 2019.
Register of Digital Initiatives project records
Sarah Markle
2014 March 4
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