Archive: "Arts and Communications Archives" Category

Treasures from the Johnny Maddox performing arts collection: MSS 23

  World-renowned ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox died at the age of 91 on November 27, 2018. In 1970, Mr. Maddox deposited much of his vintage performing arts collection to BYU. Centering on ephemera from the first half of the 20th century, this included collections on American theatre, motion pictures, circus life, vaudeville and magic. All …

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TV History Exhibit in Special Collections for December Only!

TV Time-Travel: 40 Years Ago on Your Local ABC Station New Small Case Exhibit in Special Collections Reference Lobby for only a limited time! For December only, we have small case exhibit that explores the historical structures of television broadcasting in the heyday of the big three networks.  We have video presentations, promotional posters, insightful …

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Home Movie Day

We are very excited in Special Collections to host Utah Home Movie Day 2018 on October 20th from 12 noon – 4 pm. Viewing material together as a community is both very informative and very entertaining.  They reveal commonalities that we have across culture and unlock little time machines into the past. This coincides with …

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Frankenstein turns 200

Mary Shelley’s famous tale of horror, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, made its first appearance in print on Jan. 1, 1818.  The novel gained notoriety almost immediately as another entry in the wildly popular genre of Gothic fiction, and has stood the test of time as a literary classic and one of the first pieces …

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Film Series Hiatus

The film series is currently on hiatus. For information on upcoming films, check the campus events calendar.

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