L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Brigham Young University 1130 HBLL
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
All services are closed university holidays, and for devotionals on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to noon.
Gordon Daines - Curator
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.
University Archives were founded by the Office of the President in 1957.
Women's manuscript collections in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections / L. Tom Perry Special Collections. [Provo] : Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 
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
Automated user management
Geographic collecting focus
West (U.S.); Utah
Subject collecting focus
Genreform collecting focus
Folklore; Photographs; Motion pictures; Manuscripts
Corporate collecting focus
Brigham Young University