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Moby-Dick Remixed: Celebrating Herman Melville’s 200th Birthday

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Herman Melville! The Lee Library is celebrating by highlighting some amazing versions of his best-known work, Moby-Dick, including a screening of the 1956 film starring Gregory Peck. Besides film and television adaptations, Moby-Dick has inspired fine art, comic art, children’s literature, sci-fi, and even an opera. …

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It is an ancient Mariner . . . exhibit

This month’s Special Collections lobby exhibit, “The Willing Suspension of Disbelief,” is devoted to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” from its first appearance in the 1798 Lyrical Ballads (shown here) to modern illustrated editions. And, since it’s National Poetry Month, you’re invited to a dramatic reading of the poem by the …

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It’s officially six weeks until Christmas….

At Special Collections, we’re already getting into the holiday spirit. Our latest small exhibit is “Rising to the Occasion: Crafting Christmas with the Victorian Middle Class.” Students in the English MA program have put together a display showing how the Victorians celebrated Christmas and how commercialism and celebration went hand-in-hand, even back then. Highlights include …

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Here’s your chance to see the St. John’s Bible!

Special Collections has been making the news lately with our recent acquisition of the 7-volume facsimile of the St. John’s Bible. Learn more about it, and some of the other Bibles in our collection, at ksl.com and abc4.com.  Then come and see the St. John’s Bible in person Friday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 …

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Aldines on exhibit

This month Special Collections is featuring a small exhibit, “Bindings from the Aldine Collection.” On display are several types of bindings representative of those in BYU’s Aldine Collection, including an interesting binding using a scraped leaf from a parchment manuscript. The exhibit was curated by Kylie Ladd, a student employee in Special Collections.

Middle Eastern manuscripts and art

Did you know that L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns over 50 Arabic and Persian manuscripts dating from the 9th to 19th centuries? Curators from Special Collections and the BYU Museum of Art have selected a number of these manuscripts to display in Special Collections over the next few weeks in conjuction with the MOA’s …

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