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Archive: December, 2011

Journals on the art and history of printing

Special Collections owns a number of important periodicals about the art and history of printing, particularly publications produced through fine printing methods.  A sampling of titles in Special Collections includes Stanley Morison’s “The Fleuron” (1923-1930), The Fine Press Book Association’s periodical, “Parenthesis” (1998-present), and one of our new acquisitions, a complete run of  “Alphabet and …

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Guide to Manuscript Collections concerning the history of Brigham Young University located away from campus

Brigham Young University has a rich and varied history. While the bulk of historical manuscripts relating to the history of Brigham Young University are housed in the University Archives, there are numerous other repositories that hold materials that shed light on the university’s history. In 2006 the University Archivist prepared a guide to archival and …

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New critical works on Herman Melville

The following books are a sampling of some of the recent works of criticism acquired for the Herman Melville Collection.  To find these books and others, search the library catalog for the subject “Melville, Herman” or “Melville, Herman, 1819-1891–Criticism and interpretation.” David Dowling, Chasing the White Whale: The Moby-Dick Marathon; or, What Melville Means Today.  …

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Faith in a Foxhole

The following is an experience that Mont W. Warner had in 1944. “One cold winter day somewhere in southwestern Germany we were engaged in a hot artillery dual with German 88s. During a brief lull in our part of the battle, to escape the incoming rounds, I jumped into a foxhole and landed on another …

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Christmas Customs

Christmas is a magical time and Christmas customs are part of the magic. Every family has traditions that guide their observance of the season. One of the times that has customs that make it special is Christmas Eve. Our Customs Index outlines fun things that families do on that day. Many eat special foods on …

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Memorial Lounge

It is appropriate to pause and remember the students and faculty who have served in our nation’s military as we commemorate the horrific events of 70 years ago at Pearl Harbor. One of the least well known areas of the Wilkinson Student Center is Memorial Hall. This quiet room in the northeast corner of the …

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Miniature Bibles

What’s the smallest Bible at BYU? Well, it might be a microform version which is about 5 cm square. Over 1200 pages of text are reproduced on a single slide. But if you’re looking for a tiny Bible which might actually be legible without mechanical intervention, Special Collections has several miniature books which contain the …

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