Harold B. Lee Library. University Archives

Between 1973 and 1974, the University Archives and Records Management Committee was formed.

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Established: 1973

Abolished: 1974

Location: Provo, Utah (1973-1974)


The University Archives preserved "records and documenting the history of the university and its people as well as their impact on the LDS Church and society." This collection included "letters; memoranda; minutes; report;, personal journals; surveys; financial and legal documents; speeches; audio and video recordings; motion pictures; artists' sketches; photographs; research, field, lecture and class notes; syllabi and examinations; drafts of writings and musical compositions; scientific data; maps; architectural sketches, drawings, blueprints, and specifications; theses, dissertations, and faculty and university publications; and machine-readable recordings."

The University Archives and Records Management Committee focused on three major projects. First, the creation of a report and recommendations supporting the establishment of a full university records management service. Second, Revision of the university archives use policy. Third, establishing standards, policies and guidelines for the preservation and storage of university records on microfilm.

Assets and Administrative Structure

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Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1903)

Superior unit: Harold B. Lee Library (1973)

Earlier unit: J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library. University Archives Division (1961-1973)

Later unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Archives and Manuscripts (1974-1991)

Associated Archival Materials

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The Brigham Young University Archives, date unknown (the title suggests it was created between 1973 and 1974), (pamphlet), Information Gathered: contents of Archives.

Harold B. Lee Library Annual Report, 1973-1974, pg. 27-28, Information Gathered: University Archives and Records Management Committee formed and projects outlined.

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2012-00015

Creator: UPB