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Archive: May, 2013

Updated LibGuides for Author Collections

Check out the new, updated LibGuides for the Alcott, Burns, Melville, Whitman, and Rowe Wordsworth Collections. You can find them on each collection’s page under the link “Collection Highlights and Other Resources,” starred in the screenshot below:  

Victorian Women Travelers

Maybe you’ve always wondered what it would have been like to be a 19th-century woman crossing the plains in a pioneer bonnet, skirt, petticoat, and maybe even a corset. But have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a 19th-century woman traversing the Alps, Palestine, India, West Africa, or even the …

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Brigham Young University and the training of missionaries

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a missionary church since its founding in 1830. Missionary work introduces individuals to the gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthens the testimonies of members of the Church. Brigham Young University has been involved with the Church’s missionary efforts since its founding in 1875. The Brigham …

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Mr. Boswell and Mr. Johnson

250 years ago today, a chance meeting in a London parlor introduced one of England’s greatest literary heavyweights to his biggest fan. On May 16, 1763, 22 year old James Boswell met the middle-aged author Samuel Johnson. Though Johnson famously snubbed young Boswell for his Scottish origins (Boswell: “Mr. Johnson, I do indeed come from …

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The J. Reuben Clark Law School bridge

Early this week the university closed campus drive and yesterday they knocked down the bridge connecting the law school with the rest of campus. This is all part of the campus unification project and soon a lovely pedestrian plaza will connect the law school with the rest of campus. The law school bridge has been …

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