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Archive: February, 2016

Contributions of the Class of 1891: Edwin S. Hinckley

The twenty-one students in the Brigham Young Academy Class of 1891 made significant contributions to the development of the university during their time as students, including the establishment of the first student newspaper, The B.Y.A. Student, and the institution of school colors. In part, these programs reflected the growing influence of Benjamin Cluff following his …

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New acquisitions: medieval manuscript facsimiles

Facsimiles of three famous illuminated medieval manuscripts have recently been added to Special Collections’ holdings. All three are associated with known artists and all are available for consultation in the reading room or in the classroom! Hours of Henry VIII This Book of Hours (pictured above) was illuminated in Tours, France by artist Jean Poyet …

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New Acquisitions: Literary Criticism and Biography

Looking for new sources on topics in American literature? Here are a few of the latest additions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. You will only find them in Special Collections! Christine Gerhardt, A Place for Humility: Whitman, Dickinson, and the Natural World. University of Iowa Press, 2014.   Justin Martin, …

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Lifetimes of Learning

“Lifetimes of Learning: G.W. Carver and Booker T. Washington,” the new small exhibit on display in the Special Collections through February, is a Black History Month exhibition that examines the lives of two men devoted to education and discovery: George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. Highlights include a signed copy of Washington’s autobiography Up From …

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