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A Christmas Welcome to the Saviour Guest

Special Collections’ latest exhibit features Christmas tales and poems from the 19th century. It brings together items from across our major collecting areas: the Americana, Victorian, Rare American Literature, Fine Press, and Literary Manuscripts collections. This is a great chance to see the breadth of our literature collections—from a first edition of A Christmas Carol …

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Josi S. Killpack

Josi S. Killpack is a prolific LDS author. Come see our Advanced Reader’s Editions of Forever and Forever as well as A Heart Revealed. Josi uses colored cards to organize her books. Come and look at her creative process.

New Literary Exhibit!

Just in time for National Poetry Month, come visit our latest lobby exhibit on former BYU professor and poet laureate, Leslie Norris. It features his manuscripts and examples of his published work.

First Edition of Lyrical Ballads

Special Collections is proud to announce its acquisition of a first edition of Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge for the Edward M. Rowe Collection of Wordsworth. Published in 1798 by J. & A. Arch at Gracechurch-street, London, Wordsworth and Coleridge wrote most of these poems as “experiments” in order to “ascertain how …

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The Papers of Annette Lyon

Popular Utah author Annette Lyon has donated her papers to Perry Special Collections. The author of many historical and contemporary novels, Lyon’s recent book Band of Sisters was a Whitney 2010 award winner. Her papers contain correspondence, publicity materials, notes that led to novels and copies of Band of Sisters and a grammar guide entitled …

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Literary Worlds: Illumination of the Mind

Authors from the Victorian era to modern times are highlighted including Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Orson F. Whitney, Orson Scott Card, Zane Grey, Leslie Norris and Jessica Day George.

Jack Weyland’s Papers Come to BYU

Jack Weyland began publishing novels in 1980 with his well-known and loved Charly.  Previously he wote short stories for The New Era.  Given the vibrant LDS literature community today, it is hard to believe that before Charly there was little in the way of Mormon fiction.  Jack has opened doors for many LDS writers who have …

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Michele Ashman Bell’s Papers

Perry Special Collections is excited about the authors that are choosing to donate their papers.  Our newest author is Michele Ashman Bell.  Known for her romance novels, Michele also writes the popular Latter-day Spies books for children.  She is also the author of several Christmas books.  She has even delved into non-fiction with Happily Forever After.   In 2010 the …

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New Acquisition–Leslie Norris Papers

Leslie Norris was born May 21, 1921 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.  Writing poetry from a young age, he later added short stories, works for children and radio broadcasts to his repertoire.  Leslie published his first volume of poetry at 19.  A few years later he launched a successful career as an educator.  Eventually he was …

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