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Archives Month 2017

Wednesday, October 4th, 11:00am – 1:00pm, HBLL 3rd floor (circ desk area) – This event is tentative.
Special Collections, from BYU History to Pop Culture
Did you know that L. Tom Perry Special Collections is the repository for BYU historical records? Did you know that we are collecting current 21st Century Mormon history? Come see a display of BYU yearbooks and newspapers from past centuries combined with archival collections from just the past few years. The curators for these collections will be on hand to answer any questions. Giveaways will include one-of-a-kind postcards and the first 100 people at the booth can get a Limited Edition L. Tom Perry Special Collections Pin by following us on one of our social media sites.

Wednesday, October 11th, 1:00-4:00 pm, HBLL 3452
Conservation Roadshow
Bring your journals, photographs, and other artifacts to the Harold B. Lee Library Conservation Lab (3452 HBLL) and learn how to care for them. Christina Thomas and Christopher McAfee, conservators for the L. Top Perry Special Collections, will evaluate your personal and family heirlooms and share best ways to repair and store these priceless items. You will also get an inside look at what goes on behind the Conservation Lab doors.

Tuesday, October 17th, from 3:30 to 4:30pm, HBLL 1131
Famous Signatures from the Archive
For one day only, L. Tom Perry Special Collections will display original documents from the Vault, signed by famous historical persons such as George Washington, Joseph Smith, Charles Dickens, Jane Addams, Ida McKinley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Robert Louis Stephenson, Isaac Asimov, Jimmy Stewart and many others. This event is open to everyone.

Tuesday, October 24th, 3:00-4:00 pm, HBLL 1160
The Making of The Saint John’s Bible
The Saint John’s Bible, a work of art and theology, was created by a group of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota. The result is a stunning amalgam of the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with a modern flair. The Harold B. Lee Library owns the only copy in the state of Utah of the remarkable seven-volume Heritage Edition facsimile of this bible.
Join us for a fascinating and informative discussion of the behind-the-scenes story of the making of The Saint John’s Bible with special guest speaker Brad Neary, Director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program at Saint John’s University in Minnesota. Following the presentation, you are invited to view all seven volumes of the Heritage Edition in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections classroom.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm HBLL 3rd floor

Hold a 1st Edition Book of Mormon
In late 1829, Joseph Smith arranged to have the Book of Mormon printed by E. B. Grandin in Palmyra, New York, and the first copy was off the press by March, 1830. Today, it’s estimated that fewer than 700 copies survive. BYU owns six copies of the 1830 Book of Mormon. Each copy is a treasure, and we take great care to preserve them. Each copy is also a connection to the Church’s foundation and the testimonies that motivated the first generation of Latter-day Saints. The Harold B. Lee Library and L. Tom Perry Special Collections invites you to visit the HBLL 3rd floor atrium to hold one of our copies and take a moment to turn a few pages.

Tuesday, October 31st, 1:00 pm, HBLL 1131
Horror and Edgar Allan Poe
Come listen to Dr. Sederholm discuss Edgar Allan Poe and the tradition of horror. Afterward, see some spooky and strange things in Special Collections’ “Strange Things from the Archives” exhibit including February 1845’s The American Review where Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” was first published.

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