Archive: December, 2016

Safe Travels for Christmas Break

With snow covering the ground here in Provo, and more in the forecast before school starts, the importance of safe driving is as much a concern today as it has been in years past. As cars became more available and Brigham Young University attendance grew under President Ernest L. Wilkinson, it meant more students traveling …

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Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals (MSS 8535). ┬áMaterials include the original missionary journals of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith, collected by Afton Rowley Topham and …

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Geoffroy de Tory illustrates the Christmas Story

Enjoy these woodcut images of the Christmas story, as found in the Book of Hours printed by Simon de Colines in 1543. Three of the woodcut illustrations are signed by Geoffroy de Tory, and the kneeling figure in the scene of the Adoration of the Magi is thought to be a portrait of French king …

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Luther Bradish letters to John and Hannah Warner Bradish

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection:┬áLuther Bradish letters to John and Hannah Warner Bradish (MSS 8693).┬áMaterials include two letters, written in 1803, from Luther Bradish to his parents, Colonel John Bradish and Hannah Warner Bradish. The letters were written while Luther was a student at …

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Christmas with Dorothy and Louisa

Two recent additions to the literary authors collections are perfect for the upcoming Christmas season! First: A Merry Christmas, and Other Stories (Penguin, 2014) anthologizes Louisa May Alcott’s holiday-themed short fiction and passages from novels like Little Women. There are numerous compilations of Alcott’s Christmas tales in the Alcott Collection, including picture books. Call number: …

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Sneak Preview: Curious Remedies

If you’ve walked past the exhibit space on the main floor of the library, you may have gotten a peek at the latest exhibit being installed. “Curious Remedies” will display the history of medicine in the Renaissance and features a variety of scientific books from Special Collections. This blog will highlight a few of those …

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