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Archive: August, 2008

Fostering Lifelong Learning

Campus Education Week is in full swing on the campus of Brigham Young University. This highly successful program is one of the many ways that the university reaches out to help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints become lifelong learners. Campus Education Week began in 1921 as Leadership Week and originally …

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Honors Reading Room images

As you enter the Harold B. Lee Library, take a stroll through the main floor. Pass the circulation desk and the Information Commons and you’ll see a glass-enclosed study area called the Honors Reading Room. Lining the back walls of the Reading Room are some large framed images of books — beautiful books, all from …

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Utah Heritage Project

Since 2004, the Wilson Folklore Archives has been involved with the Utah Heritage Project. Choosing different themes every year or so, we have looked at the orchards in Utah Valley, recreation and the environment in Provo Canyon and are currently working with the changing agrarian culture in Utah county. Five groups of students looked at …

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Welcome to the Photograph Archives in Special Collections

“FROM DAGUERREOTYPE TO DIGITAL: CELEBRATING 170 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY” is a new exhibit in the L. Tom Perry Special Collection’s exhibit room, level 1 in the Harold B. Lee Library.  This exhibit is geared for everyone, from children to adults.  Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to see actual vintage photograph from the 1840’s to …

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New resources for the literary author collections

BYU actively collects works by and about five British and American literary authors: William Wordsworth, Robert Burns, Herman Melville, Louisa May Alcott, and Walt Whitman. To help researchers better explore the contents of these collections, Special Collections is adding new resources to our website. Each of the pages for the five author collections will soon …

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Travels in China

With the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the world’s eyes have turned toward China with a renewed interest in that country’s culture, politics, landscape, and peoples. China has been an object of fascination for Westerners for centuries, especially during the Early Modern period, when European explorers, merchants, and missionaries established relations with the Chinese. As the two …

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University Photographs

President Ernest Wilkinson does push-ups while Cosmo cheers him on. In 1975 as part of the centennial celebrations of Brigham Young University Edwin Butterworth, director of the BYU News Bureau, was asked to create a pictorial history of the university. The result was a wonderful composition of photographs documenting the first one hundred years of …

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English Romantic literature in L. Tom Perry Special Collections

Although the collection of Victorian and Edwardian literature is the premier literary collection at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, we also have a significant number of first editions by Romantic authors in our holdings. This is in part because of the Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, but other Romantic poets like Samuel Taylor …

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