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Middle Eastern manuscripts and art

Did you know that L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns over 50 Arabic and Persian manuscripts dating from the 9th to 19th centuries? Curators from Special Collections and the BYU Museum of Art have selected a number of these manuscripts to display in Special Collections over the next few weeks in conjuction with the MOA’s …

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New medieval manuscript facsimiles in Special Collections

Three newly-acquired facsimiles of original medieval manuscripts are available for study at Special Collections.  The first is a replica of the Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux (pictured here), a 14th-century Book of Hours made for a French queen.  The book is only about 4 inches high, and the facsimile comes with its own magnifying glass!  The …

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UA 827 Brigham Young University photographs of campus buildings

The Brigham Young University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of a new digital collection: Brigham Young University photographs of campus buildings (UA 827). This collection contains photographs of the numerous buildings that have served students and faculty over the years at Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University. The photographs cover the years …

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Valentine’s Day Customs

When we think about Valentine’s Day, we often think about romantic love. However, it is also a time for families to show their love for each other. Jillisa Cranmer shared this with Laurel Batchelor: The week before Valentine’s Day, well actually on the 1st of February, we would all pull names out of a hat. …

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Celebrating Dickens

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens is this Tuesday, February 7.  At Special Collections, we are celebrating with a small exhibit on this beloved author’s life and works.  The exhibit features first editions of A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations, Nicholas Nickleby in parts, and an original steel printing plate used to …

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