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Archive: April, 2013

German Bibles

German translations of the Bible have been around since the Middle Ages. After Gutenberg printed a Latin Bible in Germany around 1465, vernacular Bibles in German quickly followed. A Bible in High German was issued by Johannes Mentelin in Strasbourg in 1466. Low German vernacular Bibles were issued in Cologne in 1478 and 1479. In …

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UA 869 Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives

The Brigham Young University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of a new digital collection: Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives (UA 869). This collection contains photographs and negatives of students, faculty, activities, and organizations at Brigham Young University. It also includes images of the performing arts and various colleges and departments. …

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New acquisitions: Women’s literature

A brief sampling of literary works by women authors that have recently been added to Special Collections’ holdings: Victorian and Edwardian Literature Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out, first British edition (Vault 823 W88vo 1915) Elizabeth Gaskell, Sylvia’s Lovers (Victorian 823 G212sy 1863) Amelia B. Edwards, My Brother’s Wife (Victorian 821 Ed955my 1855)   American Rare …

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Proposed Junior College Plan

The early 1960s saw a lot of discussion within the Church Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the possibility of the developing Church-sponsored junior colleges. The Church saw junior colleges as a way to increase accessibility to the high quality spiritual and secular learning found at Brigham Young University. …

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Aldines on exhibit

This month Special Collections is featuring a small exhibit, “Bindings from the Aldine Collection.” On display are several types of bindings representative of those in BYU’s Aldine Collection, including an interesting binding using a scraped leaf from a parchment manuscript. The exhibit was curated by Kylie Ladd, a student employee in Special Collections.

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