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Archive: May, 2012

Edward Lear, 1812-1888

Victorian author Edward Lear also had a 200th birthday this month, on May 12 (possibly May 13).  Lear is best remembered today for his nonsense verse, including many limericks and “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Lear was an illustrator who published several books of zoological and landscape paintings before self-publishing his two-volume Book of Nonsense …

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King James Bible exhibit closing soon

There are only a few more weeks to catch “The Life and Legacy of the King James Bible,” Special Collections’ current exhibit.  It will be taken down in early June to make room for a new exhibit on the American Civil War. Don’t miss the chance to see a first edition copy of the King …

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Brigham Young University remembers the Provo Tabernacle

Last Saturday ground was broken for the Provo City Center Temple. The Provo City Center Temple will be built from the ruins of the Provo Tabernacle. Brigham Young University had a long association with the Provo Tabernacle. The following images from the early twentieth century are illustrative of the important role that the Provo Tabernacle …

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Robert Browning’s 200th Birthday

Monday, May 7 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of renowned Victorian poet Robert Browning. Special Collections owns a treasure trove of Browning items, including first and rare editions of his works, books once owned by Browning, and first and rare editions of works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert’s wife and a famous poet …

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Celebrating 100 Years of the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building

Soon after the death of Karl G. Maeser in 1901, students and alumni began considering ways that they could memorialize their beloved teacher. They eventually decided that a memorial building dedicated to classroom instruction would be appropriate. The original proposal called for the building to be constructed on the southeast corner of lower campus, but …

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