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Voices of the Civil War Exhibit

On display right now at Special Collections, visitors will find a beautiful exhibit entitled “Voices of the Civil War.”  An enchanting wafting of music immediately draws in the curious and creates the atmosphere of stepping into the whispering voices of America’s past, while lantern slides rotate through historic pictures of the 19th century. Through displays …

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The Life and Legacy of the King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years

Much has been written in the scholarly and popular press about the creation of the King James Bible, its origins in earlier translations, the personalities who shaped its text, and the manner of its printing. On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Bible’s printing, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections have produced an …

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An Elementary Education: Children’s Readers

Date: August 5, 2011 – September 30, 2011 Location: HBLL Special Collections Reference Area Description: An Elementary Education: Children’s Readers is a small exhibit that features children’s textbooks dating from the mid 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. They illustrate how previous generations of students learned about language, mathematics, and the world around them.

Civil War Items

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, …

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Gutenberg Bible

“In the cultural history of mankind there is no event even approaching in importance the invention of printing with movable types. It would require an extensive volume to set forth even in outline the far-reaching effects of this invention in every field of human enterprise and experience, or to describe its results in the liberation …

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Leading Ladies of Herstory

Dates: March 3, 2011  –  April 1, 2011 Place: HBLL Special Collections Reference Area To celebrate Women’s History Month, Special Collections displays some of the most famous and well-loved women writers from our collections of British and American literature.  Highlights include works by Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, and the Brontë sisters.  This exhibit was curated …

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Florence Nightingale: Life and Legacy

This exhibit celebrates the life and contributions of Florence Nightingale. Known as the “lady with a lamp,” Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing, as well as contributing to the fields of public health, statistics, and nursing education. The exhibit features manuscripts and books written by and about Nightingale from the L. Tom Perry …

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Seven Centuries of Fables

This small exhibit showcases some of the volumes in Special Collections, as well as the history of printed works on fables. This exhibit is located in the Special Collections Reference area on level 1 in the Harold B. Lee Library and will be on display fromOctober 15, 2010 – November 15, 2010. The exhibit may …

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Literary Worlds: Illumination of the Mind

This exhibit focuses on poets and novelists in various stages of their careers and their creative processes. All are or were part of a community of writers, and other authors inspired them during the course of their careers. The displayed manuscripts, letters, drawings, and artifacts come from Perry Special Collections. They provide a glimpse into …

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