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Archive: February, 2011

Celebrating the King James Bible

At Brigham Young University, the spotlight is shining on the King James Bible, which was first published during the year 1611.  To celebrate the King James version’s 400th  anniversary, during the month of February BYU has hosted a university forum address by Bible scholar David Norton, and the Religious Studies Center will present a symposium …

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A Library Building for Brigham Young University

A little under two weeks ago Julene Butler, University Librarian, inaugurated a year long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the construction of the J. Reuben Clark Library with a lecture discussing the history of the library. The Clark Library building (now the Harold B. Lee Library) was the second building dedicated exclusively to housing …

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Victorian Valentines

Valentine’s Day greetings were just as popular with the Victorians as they are today.  In 1865, the British postmaster general reported that 542,000 valentines were mailed annually within London and more than double that amount sent from London to the countryside.  No wonder that in 1870, one newspaper noted that “[St. Valentine] is the terror …

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Mark Twain in Special Collections

Mark Twain’s life and works have received renewed attention in recent months because of the recent publication of volume 1 of his autobiography (University of California Press, 2010) and one publisher’s decision to censor the language of a planned edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Special Collections owns over 150 early and fine press …

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Aspen Grove

Nestled a short drive from Brigham Young University up the north fork of the Provo Canyon is the Aspen Grove Family Camp. With its picturesque views of Mt. Timpanogos and the beauty of its mountain setting Aspen Grove is a popular destination for alumni and faculty. Aspen Grove is in high demand during the summer …

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