J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library. Manuscript Division

An active program for collecting non-University-related archives and manuscripts was established about 1960. The J. Reuben Clark Library was completed in 1961. Sometime between 1960 and 1974, this program became a department.

In 1973 the Clark Library was renamed the Harold B. Lee Library. In 1974 the University Archives Division and the Manuscript Division were formally united administratively and became the Harold B. Lee Library Archives and Manuscritps department. This department merged with Special Collections in 1991 and became the Special Collections and Manuscripts department, later being renamed L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 1999.

Variant names

non-University-related archives and manuscripts


Established: a. 1960

Location: Provo, Utah (a. 1960-a. 1974)


Seperate and appart from the University records, was the Manuscript Division. This division held manuscripts of: Utah pioneers, Utah congressmen, and private individuals, diaries, journals, correspondence, scrapbooks, and manuscripts not formally printed or published containing the above primary materials. Records of businesses that had gone out of business, their minutes of meetings and their financial records. Old bank records from banks that had gone out of business, their ledgers, minutes of their meetings and other records. Also congressional papers of Utah congressmen.

Assets and Administrative Structure

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1903)

Superior unit: J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library (1961-1973)

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

Later unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Special Collections and Manuscripts (1991-1999)

Later unit: Harold B. Lee Library. L. Tom Perry Special Collections (1999-present
The date "present" was not understood.

Associated Archival Materials

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Hollis Scott Oral History Interview, Nov. 12, 1968, p. 1-11, Information Gathered: Manuscript Division purposes.

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