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More Victorian illustrators: Alfred Crowquill

“Alfred Crowquill” was the pseudonym of Victorian artist Alfred Henry Forrester. Early in his career, he shared the pseudonym with his older brother Charles, who collaborated with Alfred by writing text to accompany Alfred’s illustrations. The library’s current exhibit, Victorian Illustrators from Sketch to Print features the original manuscript of one of their collaborations, The …

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UA SC 53 Education and Brigham Young University

The destiny of Brigham Young University has been an important topic for Church leaders over the years. In an October 1992 devotional address to Brigham Young University students President Gordon B. Hinckley stated that “This institution is . . . a continuing experiment on a great premise that a large and complex university can be …

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The Beauty of Devotional Literature

Bibles, psalm books, and other religious texts are on display in Special Collections’ latest small exhibit, “The Beauty of Devotional Literature.” Visit to see examples of illuminated manuscripts from the middle ages to the present, including a 16th century saint’s life, an 18th century Koran, and an illuminated broadside of Book of Mormon verses which …

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Introducing Victorian illustrators

This post will be the first in a series about the work of some of the artists featured in the current level 1 exhibit, Victorian Illustrators: from Sketch to Print.  Today’s post highlights the two women illustrators from the exhibit. The first, Kate Greenaway, is one of the most famous illustrators of 19th century children’s …

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Here’s your chance to see the St. John’s Bible!

Special Collections has been making the news lately with our recent acquisition of the 7-volume facsimile of the St. John’s Bible. Learn more about it, and some of the other Bibles in our collection, at ksl.com and abc4.com.  Then come and see the St. John’s Bible in person Friday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 …

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Homecoming 2013

Yesterday marked the kickoff of Homecoming festivities for 2013. Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities from True Blue football to listening to distinguished alumni lectures to watching the Homecoming football game. Homecoming is a time for students to deepen their ties to the BYU and for alumni to renew those ties. The …

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Denis Diderot

Saturday, Oct. 5 marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot.  Diderot is best known as the editor of Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (published 1751-72), one of the earliest and most comprehensive encyclopedias. Diderot wanted to capture all of the world’s knowledge, and the …

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