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Archive: November, 2009

Showing School Spirit

Go to any athletic event at Brigham Young University and you will hear students cheering on their beloved Cougars. You will also hear them attempting to demoralize the opposing team with creative chants and yells. Athletics was introduced to Brigham Young University by Benjamin Cluff, Jr. in 1891. Baseball was the first sport played at …

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New reference sources for research in Victorian Literature

Besides original works form the Victorian era, Special Collections acquires select editions of new references sources for our Victorian and Edwardian Literary Collections. Here are the most recent arrivals, covering the life and works of some major Victorian novelists. The Letters of William Ernest Henley to Robert Louis Stevenson, edited by Damian Atkinson (Rivendale, 2008).  …

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The Professional Papers Program and faculty

The University Archives is responsible for documenting the administrative, cultural, social, and intellectual history of Brigham Young University. The Archives accomplishes this task through a number of different programs. The Professional Papers Program was established in the mid-1990s to help the Archives capture pieces of the intellectual and administrative history of the university. The program …

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Middle Eastern manuscripts in Special Collections

Special Collections owns over 50 manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, including this 18th century Koran.  This group of manuscripts range in date from the 13th to early 20th centuries and contain diverse texts, including the hadith, Islamic prayer books, Diwan poetry, and medical, juridical, religious, and historical treatises.  Special Collections also owns two Coptic Christian …

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