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Beatrix Potter

In conjunction with Thursday’s House of Learning Lecture by Professor Leslee Thorne-Murphy of BYU’s Department of English, Special Collections is exhibiting a selection of original books by Beatrix Potter. “The Life and Art of Beatrix Potter” will only be on display through Oct. 7 — don’t miss it!  

Fine Press at the Special Collections Open House

Two monuments of book history will be on display in Special Collections this afternoon for Parents’ Weekend: the Kelmscott Chaucer and a volume of the St. John’s Bible facsimile which was recently acquired by Special Collections. Join us to see one of the most famous books of the 19th century alongside one of the most …

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BYU Students Complete Another Succesful Summer of Scanning in Belgium

Continuing the collaborative project of scanning opera and ballet materials begun in 2012, three BYU students recently completed a second summer of work in Belgium. This year’s effort was highly productive, resulting in more than one thousand new additions to the digital collection in just ten weeks. The BYU students (left to right: Karli West, …

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Robert Southey, Poet Laureate

Queen Victoria appointed three poets laureate during her reign: William Wordsworth in 1843, Alfred, Lord Tennyson in 1850, and Alfred Austin in 1896. But the first poet laureate of Victoria’s reign, Robert Southey, was appointed by her grandfather, George III. Southey received the laureateship 200 years ago this month, in September of 1813. He held …

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Honoring George H. Brimhall

Each year the descendants of former Brigham Young University president George H. Brimhall honor the founders of the university by sponsoring the Brimhall Essay Contest. Held in conjunction with the university’s Homecoming celebrations, the contest is designed to introduce students to the individuals who have helped to shape Brigham Young University’s unique institutional character. This …

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