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Christmas Greetings from the University Archives

In December 1976 Jeffrey R. Holland, then Commissioner of Church Education, addressed the Religious Instruction faculty of Brigham Young University. The title of his remarks was “Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come from a Store.” A version of this talk was printed and distributed to faculty members at Brigham Young University in the mid-1980s when Holland was …

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Merry Christmas from the Brigham Young University Archives

This is a wondrous time of year as we celebrate the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ and begin to prepare for a new year’s dawn. Working and going to school at Brigham Young University is a special privilege in today’s secularized world. In the halls of this beautiful campus the sacred and the secular …

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Victorian children’s books for the holiday season

Before Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, there was a market for books as gifts during the Christmas season, but for the most part, these books were not Christmas themed at all.  The success of A Christmas Carol led English publishers to issue Christmas titles in a similar format: short, heavily-illustrated tales priced at 5-6 shillings.  Eventually …

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