Archive: "Western and Mormon Americana" Category

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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History of the Doctrine and Covenants exhibit

We are pleased to announce a new exhibit in Perry Special Collections that takes the viewer through the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, from handwritten manuscripts to broadsides, to being published in book form in 1835. The highlight of the exhibit is BYU’s only copy of the Book of Commandments, predecessor to the Doctrine and …

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“My Soul Delighteth in the Song of the Heart”: Hymns and Hymnbooks of the Restoration – an exhibit

A new exhibit on the Foundations of the Restoration is on display now in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The title of the exhibit is “‘My Soul Delighteth in the Song of the Heart’: Hymns and Hymnbooks of the Restoration,” and items on display include a copy of the first LDS hymnbook produced by Emma Smith and William …

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Shakespeare in Territorial Utah

With a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Salt Lake City this month, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is celebrating with our colleagues at the Salt Lake City Public Library by creating a small exhibit on the history of Shakespeare performance in 19th century Utah. “For So Work the Honey Bees”: Shakespeare in Territorial Utah …

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Latter-day Saint Poetry

The Latter-day Saints who joined the LDS Church in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales occasionally included budding poets and lyricists in their numbers. Like many Christian denominations of the 19th century, the Latter-day Saints enjoyed singing and hymns. New hymns and Mormon-themed poems began to emerge immediately after the first conversions and baptisms, though the …

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Compiling the Doctrine and Covenants, 1830-1921 : an exhibit

  A new exhibit on the history of the Doctrine and Covenants is on display now in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The title is “Compiling the Doctrine and Covenants, 1830-1921,” and this exhibit takes the viewer through the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, from handwritten manuscripts to broadsides, to being published in book form …

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