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Archive: September, 2010

Celebrating Homecoming at Brigham Young University

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections is currently hosting a small case exhibit in honor of Homecoming at Brigham Young University. The exhibit features images, memorabilia, yearbooks, activity schedules, speeches, and essays related to Homecoming and this year’s honored founder–Harvey Fletcher. It will run through October 11th, 2010. President Benjamin Cluff began what would become …

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Early printed textbooks

The most-printed titles of the early printed book market have little in common with today’s bestseller list.  Renaissance printers supplied a huge demand for theological books, including the works of the early Christian fathers and devotional works like books of hours or The Imitation of Christ.  Textbooks were also a best-selling genre in the late …

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Taking Stock of the Bronco Mendenhall era

Two weeks ago Brigham Young University announced that it was resigning from the Mountain West Conference and that its football program would compete as an independent while most of its other athletic programs would join the West Coast Conference. With this momentous change looming it seems appropriate to examine briefly the first five years of …

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Two Hundred Years of a Literary Life: Elizabeth Gaskell

This September, Special Collections presents “Two Hundred Years of a Literary Life,” a small exhibit honoring Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, who was born September 29, 1810.  Gaskell’s novels and stories of class struggles and women’s experience in mid-nineteenth century England have seen a surge in popularity over the past two decades.  A number of her …

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Harvey Fletcher Sr. and BYU

The Brigham Young University Archives is proud to announce the acquisition of the Harvey Fletcher family papers (UA 5540). These papers document the life of world-renowned physicist Harvey Fletcher and his family. The collection includes materials gathered by Maureen Meyer Fletcher for her master’s thesis in film and include significant biographical materials related to Harvey …

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