Victorian literature collections at Brigham Young University

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections has a fabulous collection of Victorian literature. The foundation of this collection was acquired by farsighted curators in the 1960s. This image shows university and library administrators receiving the donation of a 3,000 volume Victorian literature collection. It takes skill and passion to develop these wonderful collections and Brigham Young University was blessed with dedicated curators who built fabulous collections. .

In 1969 Roy E. Christensen, center, donated a collection of Victorian literature to the library. Examining the gift are Donald K. Nelson, left, director of libraries, and Dr. Robert K. Thomas, academic vice-president and professor of English literature.

In 1969 Roy E. Christensen, center, donated a collection of Victorian literature to the library. Examining the gift are Donald K. Nelson, left, director of libraries, and Dr. Robert K. Thomas, academic vice-president and professor of English literature.

The curators in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections continue to seek out and acquire materials that will benefit the students and faculty of the university. They are passionate about their work and constantly seek to build on the foundation laid by their predecessors. The current curator of the Victorian collection is Maggie Kopp. More information about this collection is available here.

To learn more about the resources available through the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, please contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or gordon_daines@byu.edu.

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