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A Halloween Exhibit of Victorian Publishers’ Bookbindings

A temporary exhibit in Special Collections’ lobby showcases creepy and mysterious book cover designs in time for Halloween. “Thrills and Chills in Cloth” features British and American cloth bookbindings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the late 1880s, book manufacturers developed a process to stamp bookcloth with colored ink. Publishers used this …

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New exhibit of Japanese rare books and manuscripts

A major exhibit featuring the Rare Japanese Books collection opened this week. Discovery & Wonder: The Harry F. Bruning Collection of Japanese Rare Books and Manuscripts was curated by Professors Jack Stoneman and Aaron Skabelund and will be on display in Special Collections’ main gallery on level 1 of the library throughout the 2020-2021 academic …

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Celebrating Wordsworth during COVID

Special Collections’ exhibit commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth is now open to the public! Though postponed from Wordsworth’s actual birth month of April due to COVID precautions, the exhibit is part of a worldwide network of events (learn more at http://wordsworth250.org). The Special Collections exhibit, “Wordsworth at BYU,” was curated …

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Wordsworth 250 celebration postponed

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday celebrations, planned by libraries and museums throughout the world for April 2020, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The L. Tom Perry Special Collections plans to mount a belated small case exhibit on Wordsworth and BYU during fall semester. In the meantime, please explore highlights from the Edward M. …

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Remembering Dorothy Wordsworth

March is Women’s History Month, and Special Collections is celebrating with a small case exhibit entitled “Remembering Dorothy Wordsworth.” Curated by Dr. Paul Westover of the BYU English Department, the exhibit features original material from the library’s Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, including editions of Dorothy’s poems, journals, and travel writing (such as her account …

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The World of George Eliot

Special Collections is featuring the work of eminent Victorian novelist George Eliot (Marian/Mary Anne Evans) in a small case exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary of her birth on Nov. 22, 1819. “The World of George Eliot” showcases first editions of her major novels, like Middlemarch, Silas Marner, and The Mill on the Floss. The exhibit …

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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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Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”: The Unpublished Art of Maynard Dixon

May 31 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the foremost poets in American literature, Walt Whitman. To celebrate, Special Collections is exhibiting one of its most unique items from our Walt Whitman Collection: a suite of tempera paintings by Maynard Dixon, which were intended to illustrate a never-published edition of Whitman’s …

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A new exhibit: Orson Scott Card Illustrated

Orson Scott Card is one of the most successful Latter-day Saint authors of our time. The Harold B. Lee Library’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections houses his literary papers, and collects his published work comprehensively. A new small exhibit from the collections, Orson Scott Card Illustrated, coincides with the 2019 annual Life, the Universe and Everything …

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John W. Bubbles: Tap & Jazz Legend

Special Collections’ newest small exhibit features items from the John W. Bubbles Papers, MSS 8026. Born John William Sublett in Louisville, Kentucky on February 19, 1902, John W. Bubbles rose to fame in the vaudeville duo act of “Buck and Bubbles,” tap dancing to Ford L. “Buck” Washington’s piano and voice. “Buck and Bubbles” became …

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