About

Repository

Name
L. Tom Perry Special Collections

Country code
US

Repository code
UPB

Geographical area
West (U.S.)

Country
United States

State
Utah

County
Utah

City
Provo

Address
Brigham Young University 1130 HBLL

Zip code
84602

Phone
801-422-3175

FAX
801-422-0461

E-mail
specialcollections@byu.edu

Webpage
http://sc.lib.byu.edu/

Open hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Hours open per week
68.7585

Closed times
All services are closed university holidays, and for devotionals on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to noon.

Restricted Access
Yes

Manager
Gordon Daines - Curator

History
Founded in 1957, Special Collections at BYU began with 1,000 books, 50 manuscript collections, and one curator. Today the department has 14 full-time curators and manuscript processors assisted by 30 students working with 300,000 books, 9,000 manuscript collections, and nearly 3/4 million photographs. In 1999 Special Collections moved into newly designed facilities on the first floor (second lower level) of the Harold B. Lee Library. Aline and L. Sam Skaggs, through their ALSAM Foundation, made a generous financial donation to the new library and requested that the Special Collections be named after L. Tom Perry, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In May of 2003, the department chair of Special Collections made a presentation at the Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIMA) and shared a brief history of Special Collections. During the next three years Special Collections will be collecting records and writing a brief history of the department for its 50th anniversary.

Founding date
1957

Founding authority
University Archives were founded by the Office of the President in 1957.

Guides
Women's manuscript collections in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections / L. Tom Perry Special Collections. [Provo] : Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, [2000]

Building description
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is housed in on the first floor of the Harold B. Lee Library. The first floor is part of an expansion of the library building, which was completed in 2000.

Reading room capacity
40

Handicap accessible
Yes

Restoration lab
Yes

Photocopy service
Yes

Micrographic service
Yes

Photographic service
Yes

Digitization service
Yes

Associated library
Yes

Automated user management
No

Automated description
Yes

Controlled vocabulary
Yes

Geographic collecting focus
West (U.S.); Utah

Subject collecting focus
Mormons

Genreform collecting focus
Folklore; Photographs; Motion pictures; Manuscripts

Corporate collecting focus
Brigham Young University

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