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Archive: July, 2014

Newel Kimball Whitney papers related to Mormon pioneers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections has recently digitized the Newel Kimball Whitney papers (Vault MSS 76).  This collection is a treasure trove of original documents related to the earliest years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Whitney was a personal friend of Joseph Smith, the first bishop of Ohio (1831), and second Presiding …

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Reed M. Izatt papers

The University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of the Reed M. Izatt papers (UA 5654). Reed McNeil Izatt was born in Logan, Utah on October 10, 1926. He was a chemistry professor at Brigham Young University from 1956 to 1993. He received his Bachelor of Sciences at Utah State University in 1951, his …

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New in Special Collections: Benjamin Franklin’s best work

Special Collections’ newest acquisition for our History of Printing collection is a copy of M. T. Cicero’s Cato Major, printed by Benjamin Franklin in 1744. The text was translated by James Logan, a prominent colonial statesman and book collector. Logan served as mayor of Philadelphia and as Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and …

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Last chance to see Victorian illustrators exhibit!

Today is the final day for Special Collections’ exhibit Victorian Illustrators from Sketch to Print.  If you can’t stop by in person before it closes, a web version of the exhibit is archived at http://exhibits.lib.byu.edu/victorianillustrators/. Check back in late August for the unveiling of our next exhibit for the 2014-2015 academic year!

The Woman’s Exponent

The United States Progressive Era is a fascinating time to study, especially for those interested in American women’s history. This period, which spanned from about 1890 to 1920, was an important time of change for the United States. Under Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, the country went through a lot of …

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Brimhall Essay Contest

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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