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Catalog Department records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5374

Scope and Contents

Collection of audio and video recordings from the department, and part of the Mormon Media Collection. Contains compact discs, audio cassettes, video cassettes, and one phonograph of various discourses, including those by Truman G. Madsen. Also includes library stamp cards, and receipts from Brigham Young University library and Salt Lake City Temple. Dated 1895 to 1990.


  • 1895-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Administrative History

The Catalog Department (1973-2007) was a technical services processing unit in the Harold B. Lee Library.

The Catalog, or Cataloging, Department was retained from the organization of the Clark Library in its reorganization in 1973. The department was responsible for cataloging library resources for patron use, and was involved in both original and copy cataloging. The unit was part of the Technical Services Division from 1980 to 2002, and of Collection Development and Technical Services Division from 2002 to 2007. Department chairs were Gloria Jenson (1973-1993) and Carla Kupitz (1993-2007). In 2007 the department was split into three units, including the Cataloging Services Department, the Special Collections and Metadata Catalog Department, and the Catalog Systems and Database Unit.


2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Catalog Department.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Catalog Department.


University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Stephanie Laabs; May 2010.

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; January 2015.

Register of Catalog Department records
Stephanie Laabs
2010 May 3
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2015 January 15: Addendum added; Erin Owens.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US