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Archive: August, 2011

Honoring Gerrit de Jong, Jr.

Each year the descendants of former Brigham Young University president George H. Brimhall honor the founders of the university by sponsoring the Brimhall Essay Contest. Held in conjunction with the university’s Homecoming celebrations, the contest is designed to introduce students to the individuals who have helped to shape Brigham Young University’s unique institutional character. This …

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” is one of many famous novels which were published 150 years ago, in 1861.  Dickens released the novel serially in his magazine “All the Year Round” beginning in December 1860; the novel finished in the August 1861 issue.  London publishers Chapman and Hall then released “Great Expectations” in a three-volume book …

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Celebrating the King James Bible

Special Collections is proud to announce the opening of its newest major exhibit, “The Life and Legacy of the King James Bible,” which celebrates the 400th anniversary of the printing of this monumental work.  The exhibit, located in Special Collections’ first floor gallery, is open during Special Collections’ operating hours.  The library has also created …

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An Elementary Education: Children’s Readers

First Floor Exhibit: August 05-September 30 An Elementary Education: Children’s Readers The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Rare Book Collection hosts a variety of books classified under the Library of Congress as books of Theory and Practice of Education (LB). These books mostly range from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s, but the occasional …

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Brigham Young University Athletic Photographs, 1893-1989 (UA 1029)

Athletics has been an important part of the Brigham Young University experience since the early 1890s. Competitive athletics developed under the direction of Brigham Young Academy principal Benjamin Cluff. Cluff had attended the University of Michigan for graduate school and had seen their extensive athletic programs. He strongly believed that athletics was an important complement …

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