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UA 5672 Wayne B. Hales papers

The University Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition and availability of the Wayne B. Hales papers (UA 5672). These papers document the life of an influential faculty member at Brigham Young University. Hales earned a BA from Brigham Young University in 1916. He taught at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) from 1916 to 1921 and …

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The Story behind the Stories of the Mormon Missouri Experience, 1838-1839

Few stories from the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints create stronger emotions and more vivid images than those from the Church’s first ventures into Missouri.  Words like “Adam-ondi-Ahman” or “the New Jerusalem” often emit feelings of joy and excitement.  However, mention Hawn’s Mill, Governor Boggs and his “Extermination Order,” …

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New Critical Works on American Literary Authors

Here are a few of the latest acquisitions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Louisa May Alcott. You will only find them in Special Collections! Laure Katsaros, New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City (Univ. of Michigan P, 2012). Call number: WHITMAN PS 3233 .K38 2012   Martin Kevorkian, …

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UA 1007 Joseph C. Nelson photographs of Brigham Young University

The Brigham Young University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of a new digital collection: UA 1007 Joseph C. Nelson photographs of the Brigham Young University. Joseph C. Nelson was a student at Brigham Young University and took photographs documenting campus life in the 1920s. His subjects included the early university mascots (two live …

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