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Archive: September, 2015

Seven Days, Seven Pages

Beginning on Monday, September 21, the day before Pope Francis begins his historic visit to the United States, Perry Special Collections will join other institutions which own a copy of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible in turning a page a day for seven days. This simple act of displaying the same pages …

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Updated author collection guides

If you’re a regular user of the HBLL’s subject guides, you’ve probably seen the newly upgraded designs. We’re happy to announce that the collection guides for the Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, Robert Burns Collection, Walt Whitman Collection,  Louisa May Alcott Collection, and Herman Melville Collection have all been re-designed with updated information including recent …

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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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Victorian Book of the Month: Summer flowers edition

This month’s featured book from the Victorian Collection is Queen Summer: or the Tourney of the Lily and the Rose, a poem written and illustrated by Walter Crane (1845-1915). Crane was one of the premier book illustrators and artists of the late Victorian period, but he also dabbled at writing. Queen Summer is one of …

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