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Louisa May Alcott’s First Novel

December marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Moods, Louisa May Alcott’s first novel. Alcott wrote Moods, a novel of love and marriage, sometime during the period 1860-61. She may have been partly inspired by the 1860 marriage of her older sister Anna to John Pratt. The plot of Moods revolves around a love …

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New Critical Works on American Literary Authors

Here are a few of the latest acquisitions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Louisa May Alcott. You will only find them in Special Collections! Laure Katsaros, New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City (Univ. of Michigan P, 2012). Call number: WHITMAN PS 3233 .K38 2012   Martin Kevorkian, …

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Special Collections authors you’ve never heard of

Part IV: Clara Endicott Sears Clara Endicott Sears (1863-1960) was born 150 years ago this month. Sears was a wealthy Bostonian who authored several histories and a few long-forgotten novels. Today, she is best remembered as a preservationist and collector of American folk art and Native American art and artifacts. In 1910, Sears purchased the …

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Updated LibGuides for Author Collections

Check out the new, updated LibGuides for the Alcott, Burns, Melville, Whitman, and Rowe Wordsworth Collections. You can find them on each collection’s page under the link “Collection Highlights and Other Resources,” starred in the screenshot below:  

New Books for the Louisa May Alcott Collection

Some new biographical works on Alcott and her family: Eve LaPlante, Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother. Free Press, 2012. Lisa Stepanski, The Home Schooling of Louisa May Alcott. Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.   Some new literary works based on Alcott and her characters: Gabrielle Donnelly, The Little …

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Literary Cookbooks (and more)

Planning your Thanksgiving feast? You might want to get inspiration for dishes from one of your favorite authors. One of Special Collections’ newest acquisitions for the literary collections is Peter Brears’ Cooking and Dining with the Wordsworths (Rowe Collection TX 717 .B7289 2011), which shares recipes and menus used in William Wordsworth’s household. If English …

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Transcendentalism in Special Collections

L. Tom Perry Special Collections contains many early publications by the Transcendentalists, from works by major figures of the movement like Ralph Waldo Emerson (including his seminal essay, Nature), Henry David Thoreau (a first edition of Walden is pictured here), and Theodore Parker; to lectures given at the Concord School of Philosophy. These works are …

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Louisa May Alcott exhibit at Springville Museum of Art

Books and documents from the Louisa May Alcott Collection will be on display at the Springville Museum of Art as part of the museum’s new exhibit, The Illustrated Life of Louisa May Alcott: Works of Bethanne Anderson.  The exhibit features Anderson’s original artwork for the illustrated biography “The Life of Louisa May Alcott” by Yona …

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Literature of the U.S. Civil War

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.  Special Collections has a variety of archival and rare book collections related to the war, including original letters and photographs, print histories, pamphlets, and other documents and print sources created during the Civil War (1861-1865). The Rare Literature Collections contain many examples …

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New acquisitions for American authors collections

Special Collections has comprehensive collections of printed works by and about American authors Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.  These are some of the newest critical and biographical works we have acquired for these collections: Richard Francis, Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia (2010) Susan Cheever, Louisa May Alcott (2010) …

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