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Archive: April, 2011

New acquisitions in British Romanticism

BYU Special Collections’ latest acquisitions for the Robert Burns Collection and the Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth include critical works, translations, and books on literature and art inspired by these two poets: Douglas Gifford, ed.  Addressing the Bard: Twelve Contemporary Poets Respond to Robert Burns.  (2009) Cecilia Powell. Savage Grandeur and Noblest Thoughts: …

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A Gutenberg Bible for the Reading Room

A recent donation of a Gutenberg Bible facsimile now graces Special Collections’ reading room.  The facsimile is bound in two volumes in a German medieval-style reproduction binding.  Here is a detail of some of the illuminations in the facsimile: Patrons wishing to consult the facsimile must abide by Special Collections’ reading room policies.  It can …

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April Commencement 2011

Tomorrow is graduation and thousands of young students will receive their diplomas and embark on the next phase of their lives. Hopefully, they will look back fondly on their experiences at Brigham Young University and be able to reflect on the remarkable growth that they have made–academically and spiritually. It is this intermingling of the …

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The Crawford Gates papers

One of the most extensive archives housed in Music Special Collections is the Crawford Gates papers, an depository that includes manuscript scores, sound recordings, correspondence and other memorabilia. Crawford Gates is recognized nationally both as a conductor and composer. His music is well known and loved in the LDS community. He is perhaps best known …

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George Eliot’s “Silas Marner”

George Eliot’s famous short novel Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe was published two hundred years ago this month.  Eliot wrote Silas Marner in five months, between November 1860 and March 1861.  The novel is both shorter and happier in tone than her earlier novels, Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss, which were …

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Works of the Aldine Press on display now

This month, Special Collections is displaying a number of books from its collection of works of the Aldine Press.  Founded by Renaissance scholar Aldus Manutius (or Aldo Manuzio) in Venice, the Aldine Press is still renowned today  for its attractive typography, excellent book design, and its historical contributions to the scholarship of the late 15th …

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British Song Sheets (1700-1820)

This collection holds more than 420 separately published song sheets with songs dating from 1700 through 1820 which spans from the end of the reign of William III through the reigns of Queen Anne and Kings George I, George II, and George III. Many of the songs correspond to performances in theatres and opera houses. …

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Popular Search Topics

The University Archives has made a concerted effort this year to increase the number of Popular Search Topics pages available to guide students in their study of the history of Brigham Young University. Over 40 new pages have been added over the course of the last semester and each page promises an opportunity to discover …

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