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Archive: March, 2011

New acquisition: Codex Sinaiticus facsimile

One of Special Collections’ most recent acquisitions is a copy of the new facsimile of the Codex Sinaiticus issued by the British Library. The Codex Sinaiticus is a very important Greek manuscript dating from the 4th century. It is one of the two oldest manuscripts of the Bible in existence, and the oldest copy of …

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New acquisitions for American authors collections

Special Collections has comprehensive collections of printed works by and about American authors Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.  These are some of the newest critical and biographical works we have acquired for these collections: Richard Francis, Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia (2010) Susan Cheever, Louisa May Alcott (2010) …

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Centennial Carillon Bell Tower

One of the most iconic emblems of the Brigham Young University campus is the Centennial Carillon Bell Tower. Every day the bells in the tower chime the hour and students are periodically treated to performances by campus carillonneurs. The bell tower was constructed as part of the university’s centennial celebrations in 1975 and was dedicated …

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Nellie McArthur Gubler family papers

As part of our general collection development policy for 20th and 21st century Western American, Utah, and Latter-day Saint history, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections preserves family history collections (including journals, letters, scrapbooks, photographs, business records, family histories, family newsletters,  autobiographies, literary manuscripts, and electronic materials).  The Nellie McArthur Gubler family papers chronicle the …

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Project update: French Political Pamphlets digital collection

BYU’s multi-year project to digitize its unique collection of French political pamphlets continues making strides.  To date, nearly 1500 items have been scanned and posted online at http://www.lib.byu.edu/dlib/fpp/. The collection includes works printed between 1547 and 1626 which cover such topics as French laws and statutes, economy, propaganda, religion, and social and cultural commentary.

Collection of Early Music Lithography (1803-1829)

Music Special Collections recently acquired a selection of 29 scores illustrating the history and characteristics of the lithography printing process as applied to music. Lithography was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries because it provided a greater accuracy in printing musical texts along with larger, quicker print runs. This new acquisition spans …

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The Young Company at Brigham Young University

The Whittlin’ Whistlin’ Brigade was founded in 1974 by Harold Oaks as a children’s theatre touring company. In order to associate the company more closely to Brigham Young University it was renamed the Young Company in 1983. The Young Company is a training ground for student actors and directors who want to work in theatre …

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Anthony Trollope’s “Orley Farm”

150 years ago this month, London publishing firm Chapman and Hall issued the first monthly part of Anthony Trollope’s Orley Farm.  This novel, which concerns a forged will and the corrosive effects of guilt, quickly became a blockbuster hit among the reading public.  One factor in its appeal was the illustrations, done by famed pre-Raphaelite …

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