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Archive: August, 2010


It is true that tense situations are hotbeds for folklore.  There is nothing like starting a new school year to expose insecurities.  One way that these tensions are dealt with is through jokes.  BYU students are no exception.  Here are few lighthearted observances from BYU over the years.  All are part of the Folktale/Joke collection …

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Bronze Star at Dong Ha

The following is an experience of Allan Gardner Pixton in Vietnam on 30 October, 1968: On 30 October I was in the Vietnamese village and American base camp of Dong Ha, just south of the DMZ.  Suddenly Dong Ha was subjected to intense artillery fire from enemy 152 cannon.  Everyone ran for cover and protection.  …

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Literary Worlds: Illumination of the Mind

Authors from the Victorian era to modern times are highlighted including Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Orson F. Whitney, Orson Scott Card, Zane Grey, Leslie Norris and Jessica Day George.

Designing Campus: Working from a Plan

The development of the campus of Brigham Young University has been guided by several different master plans. The earliest master plan was created in 1909 and featured the Maeser Building as its centerpiece. This master plan was updated in 1946 and the general outlines of campus as we now know it began to be established. …

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Children’s book illustrators

The History of Printing Collection contains examples of works by some of the top illustrators and book artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including works by Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane, Beatrix Potter, Sir John Tenniel, George Cruikshank, and Aubrey Beardsley.  Special Collections owns some especially fine examples of works by three of the leading …

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Wayne B. Hales

Wayne B. Hales was a faculty member at Brigham Young University for over forty years. He joined the faculty in 1930 and was originally assigned to teach all of the physics courses. He would eventually teach courses on meteorology, astronomy, photography, and mathematics. Dr. Hales served in the university in several capacities including as chair …

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