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John O. Christensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5660

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, statistics, correspondence, and minutes of various committees relating to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. Materials date from 1973 to 2010.


  • 1973-2010


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

John O. Christensen (born 1949) was a Mormon librarian in Utah.

John O. Christensen was born August 8, 1949 in Portland, Oregon to Thomas Hartman Christensen and Helen Louise Mangelson and was raised in Seattle, Washington from age four. He went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York from 1967-1969. He served a mission to the Brasil North Mission from 1969-71. He finished his B.S. in Math at the University of Washington in 1973. He got an M.L.S. at BYU in 1975, and then worked as the librarian at Utah Technical College in Salt Lake from May 1975 to January 1981. Christensen then received a position at Brigham Young University's library and worked as the General Reference Librarian from January 1981 to summer 1986, after which he was the Science Librarian from 1986 to January 2014, when he retired from the university.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into five series: 1. Papers on physical storage. 2. Correspondence on the integrated library system. 3. Administrative papers. 4. Papers on collection development. 5. Papers on subjects and serials.

Custodial History

Donated by John O. Christensen in January 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John O. Christensen; January 2014.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Sarah Markle; February 2014.

Register of John O. Christensen papers
Sarah Markle
2014 February 6
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US