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Thomas L. (Leiper) Kane personal papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Thomas L. Kane personal papers (Vault MSS 792, Series 2).  This is the second series of the larger Kane family papers (Vault MSS 792), which primarily relate to Thomas and Elizabeth Kane. This series contains the more personal papers of …

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Philip T. Van Zile scrapbook

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Philip T. Van Zile scrapbook (MSS SC 81).  This is a bound scrapbook, dated 1879-1883, which contains newspaper clippings regarding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, polygamy, Van Zile’s work as U.S. District Attorney, and other activities …

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Arabic manuscripts digitized

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections has recently digitized a small collection of about 50 Arabic manuscripts. The images can be accessed at https://archive.org/details/arabicmanuscriptsbyu. The manuscripts date from the 13th to the 20th centuries, and include scientific, legal, grammatical, and religious texts (such as an 18th century Qur’an and several hadith and prayer books). A …

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Ansil Perse Harmon diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Ansil Perse Harmon diary (MSS 971).  This is a handwritten diary documenting Harmon’s daily activities as a farmer in Holden, Utah, from 1882-1885.  Also includes his patriarchal blessing. Ansil Perse Harmon was born 5 April 1832 in Conneaut, Pennsylvania, …

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Digitized Japanese Rare Books

Around 50 titles from the HBLL’s Rare Japanese Book collection have been scanned and added to the BYU repository on the Internet Archive. The repository contains a number of illustrated books, manuscripts, and scrolls — including the well-known ghost scroll Bakemono no e, a portion of which is shown here. For more information about the …

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Hiram Mace journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Hiram Mace journal (MSS 8734).  This leather-bound journal kept by Mace was likely created in approximately 1860. Contents include genealogical information of Mace’s posterity, including birth and death dates. Also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Mace’s life from …

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