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Archive: May, 2011

Gone With the Wind

Speaking of Civil War-related literature, fans of Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel “Gone With the Wind” celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication earlier this month.  Special Collections owns two copies of the first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, though both lack the highly collectible dust jacket.  “Gone With the Wind” was made into a …

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Printed by B. Franklin

One of the newest acquisitions for the History of Printing Collection is this example from the press of Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia.  The work is a 1758 pamphlet entitled A Mite into the Treasury by Society of Friends (Quaker) minister David Hall.  Hall ran a school in Yorkshire, England, and was the author of many …

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History of Y Mountain

University Communications recently released a video documenting the history of Y Mountain. The video relies heavily on information from the University Archives as well as oral history interviews with individuals knowledgeable about Y Mountain. You can learn more about the history of the block Y and the activities associated with the block Y. If you …

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Literature of the U.S. Civil War

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.  Special Collections has a variety of archival and rare book collections related to the war, including original letters and photographs, print histories, pamphlets, and other documents and print sources created during the Civil War (1861-1865). The Rare Literature Collections contain many examples …

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Music at BYU

Music has always been an important part of life at Brigham Young University. Shortly after the founding of Brigham Young Academy in 1875 a choir was organized to perform at school events and religious services. By 1886 Henry E. Giles had been hired as a professor of music and he quickly set to work establishing …

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HBLL digitizes a medieval manuscript

L. Tom Perry Special Collections holds around two dozen medieval manuscripts (or manuscript fragments).  Recently, the library digitized one of these treasures: an English manuscript dating from 1343 entitled Regimen Animarum.  The manuscript was written for the Archbishopric of Canterbury.  The text is in Latin and is a religious manual for ecclesiastical officials, covering preaching, …

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