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Archive: June, 2009

Family on the Fourth of July

Fireworks, parades, and programs honoring the Declaration of Independence and the founders of our nation are common throughout the nation.  However, many Fourth of July traditions involve being together with family.  One Provo resident loved to go to Pioneer Park and listen to musicians playing from the bandstand.  She developed a dream of having a …

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New Mormon Literature Collections

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is happy to announce two new Mormon literature collections.  G.G. Vandagriff is the author of the popular Alex and Briggie genealogy mystery series.  Her fifth volume in the series, The Hidden Branch, will be out in August of 2009.  This spring a novel of romance and intrigue set in Austria from …

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A Soldier in New Guinea

Sgt. Charles W. Eastwood was in the army during World War II.  His following experiences are part of the Veterans History Project at L. Tom Perry Special Collections: “I had the privilege of attending Church services in a tent set up on the beach.  We were few in number, coming from different units around the tent …

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The President’s Home

Sometime in 1909 or 1910 a Brigham Young University faculty member named Henry Peterson built a home on Temple Hill. In 1923 this home came into the possession of Brigham Young University and in 1927 the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees decided that it was an ideal location for the home of the university’s …

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