Collections

All of our holdings fall under a certain collection or archive area listed below. Feel free to browse our major collections and archives by clicking one of links below. Each collection area page contains introductory information, descriptions, highlights, guides and Manuscript Collection Descriptions created to help patrons find what they are looking for.


Print Collections

Mormonism, Utah, & the West

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Material related to Yellowstone National Park and environs

Western & Mormon Americana

Western & Mormon Publications

Printed material relating to the American West and Mormonism

Literature

American Rare Literary Authors

American Rare Literary Authors

The American Literature Collection mirrors the types of material found in the Victorian and Edwardian Collections.

Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth

Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth

The core of the William Wordsworth collection at BYU was donated by Edward M. Rowe, a former professor of English Literature at BYU and consists of primary and secondary works relating to the life and career of William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy.

Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819–1891) was an American novelist, essayist, and poet. His early novels were popular during his lifetime, but his popularity waned later in his life.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was an American novelist best known for the novel Little Women, which she wrote in 1868.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Robert Burns (1759–1796) was a Scottish poet and songwriter, widely regarded as Scotland’s national poet.

Victorian & Edwardian

Victorian & Edwardian

19th and early 20th Century English literature, popular life, social history, politics and religion

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Walter “Walt” Whitman (1819–1892) is considered by some to be the most influential poet of the United States.

World History

History of Printing and Fine Press

History of Printing and Fine Press

Fine press works from 1892 to the present

History of Science

History of Science

16th and 17th century scientific texts

JFC Harrison

JFC Harrison

J.F.C. Harrison (John Harrison as he is called) is a contemporary British social historian who has published many books on Victorian England and 19th century social movements.

Renaissance & Reformation

Renaissance & Reformation

European religion, diplomacy, and arts

Manuscript Collections

Mormonism, Utah, & the West

19th Century Western & Mormon

19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts

The 19th century American West, with an emphasis on Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

20th Century Western & Mormon

20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts

The 20th century American West, with an emphasis on Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

20-21st Century Western & Mormon

21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts

The 21st century American West, with an emphasis on Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Veterans History

Veteran’s History

Documenting the lives and experience of military veterans, including oral histories, autobiographies, memoirs, and more

William A. Wilson Folklore Archives

William A. Wilson Folklore Archives

Folklore scholarship, legends, customs, speech, beliefs, songs, material culture and more

Women's Manuscript Collections

Women’s Manuscript Collections

Documenting the lives, roles, and accomplishments of women in Utah, Mormonism and the West

Photographs

Photograph Archives

Photograph Archives

Photography of Utah, the American West, and the history of photography

Arts & Communications

Arts & Communications Archives

Arts & Communications Archives

The Arts, motion pictures, broadcasting, and journalism

Film Music Archives

Film Music Archives

Music made for 20th century films

Music

Music Special Collections

Music Special Collections

Manuscript and published music, as well as related archives and personal papers

BYU History

University Archives

University Archives

The archives of the university, including records, correspondence, reports, photographs, and more

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