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Archive: August, 2009

Michele Ashman Bell’s Papers

Perry Special Collections is excited about the authors that are choosing to donate their papers.  Our newest author is Michele Ashman Bell.  Known for her romance novels, Michele also writes the popular Latter-day Spies books for children.  She is also the author of several Christmas books.  She has even delved into non-fiction with Happily Forever After.   In 2010 the …

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The Extension Division

In 1921 President Franklin S. Harris proposed the establishment of an Extension Division at Brigham Young University. The Extension Division’s main purpose was to broaden the reach of the university and to allow it to have a positive impact on the lives of residents of Utah and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of …

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Stationers’ Company Records

Special Collections recently acquired the 115-reel microfilm reproduction of the Records of the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers.  The Stationers’ Company was founded in 1403 and was a major force in London’s book trade both before and long after printing technology arrived in England.  Throughout the centuries, many of London’s leading printers, publishers, …

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Two hundred years of Tennyson

Special Collections is celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson this month with a small exhibit in our lobby area on the first floor of the library. Alfred Tennyson, first Baron Tennyson (born August 6, 1809), was the preeminent English poet of the 19th century.  His writing career spans nearly the entire …

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