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Archive: March, 2012

Intercollegiate Athletics films

The Brigham Young University is pleased to announce the availability of use copies of films of various Brigham Young University athletic programs. The use copy DVDs are part of Series 2 and Series 3 of UA 5426 Intercollegiate Athletics films. The materials date from 1930 to 2009. The original films used to create the use …

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Civil War nursing

Two of the newest acquisitions in the Rare American Literature collection are memoirs by Civil War-era nurses.  These books complement the memoirs of more famous Civil War nurses in Special Collections, including Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman. Notes of Hospital Life is an anonymous work which relates the experience of a Union nurse working …

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Women’s History Month

Visit Special Collections’ reference room to see a sampling of our many primary sources related to women’s history.  On display now is “Women’s Life Stories,” a small exhibit which highlights everything from a letter by Susan B. Anthony to the diary of the first LDS woman missionary to the British Isles. For more information on …

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Daniel H. Ludlow papers

The Brigham Young University Archives recently acquired the personal papers of Daniel H. Ludlow. The Daniel H. Ludlow papers include correspondence, research notes, bibliographies, and other materials. Subjects include studying the scriptures, the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, the Book of Mormon Critical Text project, and statements by the prophets of the Restoration. Also included is information …

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Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”

Did you know that Special Collections’ Walt Whitman Collection contains around 80 separate editions of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, including most of the editions issued by the poet during his lifetime? Whitman was constantly revising and reorganizing Leaves of Grass, so a collection of the various editions he released provides scholars with a picture of …

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