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Archive: September, 2014

Moby Dick Remixed

Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick is a masterpiece of American literature which has significantly influenced many modern authors. Sometimes those authors use the novel as inspiration in surprising ways! Here are a few recent additions to Special Collections’ Herman Melville collection. Click on the cover images for full title and author information. Moby-Dick, the children’s board …

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Alexander Neibaur (1808-1883)

Saturday, September 20, 2014, marked the 166th anniversary of the arrival of Alexander Neibaur, the first dentist in the Salt Lake Valley and an early Jewish convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Neibaur’s story is a fascinating one that is not well known. Alexander Neibaur was born January 8, 1808, to …

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Inaugural photographs from BYU’s past

Earlier this month Kevin J. Worthen was inaugurated as Brigham Young University’s 13th president. The University Archives is home to numerous collections that document the storied history of Brigham Young University. Among those collections are photographs documenting inaugurations from the university’s past. Below are a few representative samples of these images: If you would like …

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Battle of Nauvoo

Did you know 168 years ago this week members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were involved in a civil war  in Illinois, 15 years prior to the Civil War that engulfed the United States?  It is a frequently forgotten event in church history known as the Battle of Nauvoo, and it …

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Brigham Young University inaugurates a new president

Yesterday Kevin J. Worthen was inaugurated as the 13th president of Brigham Young University. He was charged by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to remember that the course of this university has been set by the Lord and that “things will work out” …

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New acquisitions: the coronation of Queen Victoria

We’ve featured some of Special Collections’ memorabilia from Queen Victoria’s 1838 coronation previously on this website, but we’ve recently acquired some spectacular items  and want to share! Our first featured item is Peter Parley’s visit to London, during the coronation of Queen Victoria is an 1839 children’s book recounting the coronation as well as the …

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