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Archive: May, 2014

UA 5579 Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble

The University Archives is home to many remarkable collections that tell the story of Brigham Young University. One of the most fascinating stories is the development of the performing arts groups that Brigham Young University is so famous for. UA 5579 Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble tells the story of …

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Jean Calvin

Tuesday, May 27 marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Protestant reformer Jean (or John) Calvin (1509-1564). Calvin was born in France and was trained as a lawyer. He was also interested in humanism and studied Greek and Latin classics. Sometime in 1533, he had a religious experience which led him to reject Roman …

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Our Mutual Friend and Dickens’ Train Accident

May marks the 150th anniversary of the first appearance of Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend. It was the last complete novel published during the author’s lifetime, and was serialized in monthly parts between May 1864 and November 1865. Dickens was still working on the novel on June 9, 1864, when the South Eastern Railway train …

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UA 5663 Janie Thompson papers

The University Archives recently acquired a great collection of materials from the exciting life and fruitful career of Janie Thompson. Janie grew up in the small town of Malta, Idaho before attending Brigham Young University in 1939. Janie graduated from Brigham Young University in 1943 with a degree in music. After graduating, Thompson toured Europe …

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First Edition of Lyrical Ballads

Special Collections is proud to announce its acquisition of a first edition of Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge for the Edward M. Rowe Collection of Wordsworth. Published in 1798 by J. & A. Arch at Gracechurch-street, London, Wordsworth and Coleridge wrote most of these poems as “experiments” in order to “ascertain how …

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