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Fulton Library collection

Identifier: AR 350

Scope and Contents

Materials related to the history of the Fulton Library. Items include administrative and architectural records, correspondence, photographs, AV materials, student created papers, realia and ephemera, and miscellaneous papers created by library departments and staff.


  • 1941 - 2023

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for Research. Copyright for Official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

In 1942, soon after the Central Utah Vocational School moved into the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp F-40 located at the old Provo Fairgrounds, a small building was established as the school’s first library with Sylvia Fetterly Anderson serving many rolls at the time, including the first official librarian. In 1952, in preparation for the new Provo campus the library role became more defined with Grace Mayhew being hired as the school’s bookstore clerk and librarian.

By 1970 George W. Tanner was hired as Utah Technical College at Provo’s librarian and fulfilled that role through the development and transition to the Orem campus. In 1981 Carrol Reid became the Learning Resource Center’s (library) first official director and served in that role until her death in 1992, with long-term library employee Rama Chamberlain serving as an unofficial director of the library until the Utah Valley State College hired Mike Freeman in 1993.

Freeman served as library director through the development of the Digital Learning Center (DLC)* building, and in 2014 Lesli Baker was hired as Utah Valley University’s Library director. Baker has led the library through its transition into the Fulton Library renaming, and continues to lead Team Fulton through the digital age.


37.02 Linear Feet (47 containers)

Language of Materials



Materials related to the history of the Fulton Library, including Losee Center expansion and Digital Learning Center building records.

Arrangement and Description note

Physical and intellectual order imposed by cataloger with physical materials arranged chronologically and by format with the Finding aid arranged by subject, format, and date.

Most items in the Finding Aid are listed under their formal title, with devised titles for materials where the formal title was unclear or misleading.

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Finding aid prepared by Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist, 2023 March.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States