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Karen Ann Griggs professional papers

Identifier: MSS 7965

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the professional papers of Griggs, including presentations covering the cataloging of audio-visual materials, as well as files from her professional papers. Materials date from between 1985 and 2011.


  • 1985-2011


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 Karen Griggs professional papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Karen Ann Griggs (born 1945) was a faculty cataloger at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Born in Utah and raised in Hawaii, has a Bachelor of Arts in music performance and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Brigham Young University (BYU). She is the mother of seven and grandmother of thirteen. Her interests include family, church, friends, reading, music, geneology, and travel. As a faculty cataloger at BYU, her subject area responsibilities include U.S. history, local history, genealogy, and also cataloging the non-print media that is housed in the Learning Resource Center. She serves as the team leader for the Special Formats team and is active in Utah Library Association activities. She has created a Union List of Local Histories and Genealogies for Five North-Central Counties of West Virginia and has also presented a paper on the History of Utah Valley during the "Move South" -- 1858, at the Mormon History Association Conference in Tucson, 2002.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Audio-visual cataloging presentation materials, 1994-2011. 2. Cataloging papers, 1985-2010.

Custodial History

Donated by Karen Griggs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Karen Griggs; Sept. 2011.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; Sept. 2011.

Register of Karen Ann Griggs professional papers
Dani Peterson
2011 October 5
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