Archive: "Western and Mormon Americana" Category

The original 1836 Warren Ferris map now digitized!

If you are making your plans to celebrate Pioneer Day, if you live in Utah, or just want to hear stories of hidden treasures, this one is for you! Now, you may be thinking, “Wait!  You have treasure maps in Special Collections!”  Well…not exactly.  But some of our treasurers are maps, and some of them …

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Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”: The Unpublished Art of Maynard Dixon

May 31 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the foremost poets in American literature, Walt Whitman. To celebrate, Special Collections is exhibiting one of its most unique items from our Walt Whitman Collection: a suite of tempera paintings by Maynard Dixon, which were intended to illustrate a never-published edition of Whitman’s …

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New Book of Mormon Exhibit

We are pleased to announce a new exhibit now on display in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. It is titled “The Book of Mormon in Church History,” and it showcases early significant editions of the Book of Mormon, including an 1830 First Edition, and 1837, 1840, and 1920 editions, with explanations of uinique changes or corrections …

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A new exhibit: Orson Scott Card Illustrated

Orson Scott Card is one of the most successful Latter-day Saint authors of our time. The Harold B. Lee Library’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections houses his literary papers, and collects his published work comprehensively. A new small exhibit from the collections, Orson Scott Card Illustrated, coincides with the 2019 annual Life, the Universe and Everything …

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History of the Doctrine and Covenants exhibit

It’s that time of year again!  Our annual exhibit titled “History of Doctrine and Covenants, 1833-1921” is on display now in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. This exhibit takes the viewer through the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, from handwritten manuscripts to being published in book form in 1835. Later editions with significant additions or …

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Railroad Exhibit Opening Lecture tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16 at 3pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium (HBLL 1060), Daniel B. Kuhn, a long-time railroad historian, will be giving a lecture/presentation about the history of railroad services in Utah. This lecture will mark the official opening of the new exhibit in the Special Collections exhibit gallery “Since the Golden Spike: …

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New Exhibit: The Relief Society Bazaar

Special Collection’s newest small exhibit is ““Handicrafts & Heritage: LDS Relief Society Bazaars,” a look at the 20th century phenomenon of Relief Society fundraising fairs. Relief Society sisters from all around the world participated in bazaars, selling handmade crafts and foods to raise money for their Relief Society budgets. The exhibit features photos and crafts …

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New Exhibit: Early Mormon Currency and Financial Records

We are pleased to announce a new exhibit now on display in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. It is titled “Mixing Money and Religion: Early Mormon Currency and Financial Records.” This exhibit showcases various types of rare currency created and issued by the LDS Church in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Currency on display includes: …

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Mormon economic history exhibit – Church History Symposium, March 1, 2018

For those who are planning to attend the upcoming Church History Symposium at BYU on March 1, L. Tom Perry Special Collections will have on display a special exhibit of artifacts and documents from our collections related to the Symposium’s theme of Mormon economic and financial history.  On exhibit will be original Mormon currency from …

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History of the Doctrine and Covenants exhibit

A new exhibit titled “History of Doctrine and Covenants, 1833-1921” is on display now in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. This exhibit takes the viewer through the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, from handwritten manuscripts to being published in book form in 1835. Later editions with significant additions or deletions are also displayed, including the …

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