• Home
  • Archive: August, 2013

Archive: August, 2013

In honor of the new school year

It’s time for BYU students to hit the bookstore (physical or online) to buy their textbooks. Here are some 500-year-old books in our History of Printing collection that may have been used by Renaissance university students (the newest editions for 1513, of course)! This textbook of Greek grammar has been very well annotated by an …

Read More →

Historic photographs of Aspen Grove

Students, faculty, and Utah Valley residents have long enjoyed escaping up Provo Canyon to beat the summer heat. These historic images of Aspen Grove, located up Provo Canyon, are from UA 869 Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives. The bulk of this collection has been digitized and can be accessed through a finding …

Read More →

Special Collections authors you’ve never heard of

Part III: Gene Stratton-Porter This week marks the 150 anniversary of the Indiana-born author Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924). Her interest in nature led her to a career in writing and photography for nature magazines. Stratton-Porter published a dozen novels as well as books of poetry and nature writing. Her novels, especially Freckles (1904) and A Girl …

Read More →

Recent Posts