Archive: November, 2013

The Gettysburg Address

Today is the sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In the spirit of commemoration, here is a page image from the an 1864 account of the dedication services which was issued as a fundraiser for the Soldiers’ National Monument at Gettysburg, entitled Address of Hon. Edward Everett, at the Consecration of the National Cemetery at …

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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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Parley A. Christensen and Brigham Young University

Parley Alma Christensen (1888-1968) was a faculty member in the English Department at Brigham Young University from 1927 to 1964. He served as chair of the English Department for twenty five years. He also chaired the University Athletic Committee for twenty years. The University Archives holds several collections useful for studying the contribution of Parley …

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Giambattista Bodoni

November marks the bicentenary of the death of Italian printer, type designer and typographer Giambattista Bodoni. Museums in Italy have been celebrating Bodoni‚Äôs life and work throughout 2013, and typographers and graphic designers throughout the world are using the 200th anniversary of his death to inspire projects and exhibits. Born in 1740 into a family …

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