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Archive: July, 2013

Bram Stoker and vampire literature

The HBLL is hosting a blood drive in the WSC on Tuesday afternoon, and Special Collections was asked to bring some vampire books to entertain the donors! We’ll be featuring a first edition of Twilight from our Mormon Literary Authors collection and a signed first edition of Dracula from our Victorian Collection. If you really …

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Women in Early Modern Science

In conjunction with the Special Collections exhibit “The Art of Nature: Natural History in the 17th Century,” a new small exhibit entitled “Partners in Science” is now in display in the Special Collections reference room. This exhibit was curated by Special Collections intern Rebecca Strein. Stop by and learn about women’s involvement in the sciences …

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The Old North Building

Beginning in the early 1950s Brigham Young University used a number of temporary buildings to accommodate the increasing student population. These buildings were removed from campus between 1959 and 1963 to make way for the construction of modern buildings designed to meet the needs of the growing campus. This image is of the old North …

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The Art of Nature: Natural History in the 17th Century

Special Collections is displaying works by English and Scottish scientists of the seventeenth century in a small exhibit, “The Art of Nature.” The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Margaret Cavendish Society’s Tenth Biennial Conference, which convenes in Provo and at the Sundance Resort this weekend. On display are catalogs of flora and fauna, …

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Motion Picture Studio

The Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio was established in 1953 under the direction of “Judge” Wetzel Whitaker as a professional motion picture production unit. It produced films for the university and the various auxiliary organizations of the Church. The studio was transferred to the LDS Church in 1991 and became the LDS Motion Picture …

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