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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 be supplemented by a set of “Collection Highlights” pages, which list early editions, selected biographies, criticism, reference works, and other printed works within each author collection (call numbers are provided for all items listed on the pages).  These pages are great introductions to these authors’ publishing history and how the authors and their work have been received critically and popularly over the years.

As of August 14th, 2008, Collection Highlights pages have been completed for the Louisa May Alcott and Robert Burns collections.  Look for additions to the Whitman, Melville, and Wordsworth collection pages in coming weeks.

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