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Archive: January, 2015

Personnel change in University Archives

Beginning January 1st, Gordon Daines was transferred from University Archives to serve as the new supervisor of reference services for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. In his place, Cory Nimer has been appointed as University Archivist. Cory previously worked as a technical services archivist for the department, where he developed significant expertise with university …

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Aldus Manutius: Scholar, Printer, Innovator

Special Collections’ newest lobby exhibit celebrates the life and legacy of Venetian printer Aldus Manutius on the 500th anniversary of his death. Aldus Manutius: Scholar, Printer, Innovator will introduce you to one of the most famous figures in the history of printing through a selection from BYU’s collection of books from the Aldine Press. The …

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VBM 5: Leaving winter behind

January’s selection for the Victorian Book of the Month series is inspired by the cold and snowy weather here in Provo, or at least the desire to escape it: A Winter Pilgrimage by H. Rider Haggard. Haggard is most famous for his adventure novels of Africa, like King Solomon’s Mines and She (which provided escapist fare for …

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New Primary Source Databases

The HBLL has recently acquired several databases with primary source content related to British and world history. The database links are live and discoverable on the library’s A-Z database list, and they complement Special Collection holdings: Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History Contains hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from …

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