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New exhibit to celebrate the builders of the First Transcontinental Railroad!

ALL ABOARD!!! This month the sounds of train whistles and the puffs of steam engines will fill the air in Utah, celebrating 150 years since the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. We here at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections also wish to do our part in acknowledging this important historical event and its …

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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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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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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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New Exhibit: The Tale of Beatrix Potter

Special Collections’ newest small exhibit, The Tale of Beatrix Potter, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. The exhibit, which runs through the end of August, was curated by the Spring/Summer Special Collections interns. Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in the United Kingdom. In her earliest years, she proved to be …

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Lifetimes of Learning

“Lifetimes of Learning: G.W. Carver and Booker T. Washington,” the new small exhibit on display in the Special Collections through February, is a Black History Month exhibition that examines the lives of two men devoted to education and discovery: George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. Highlights include a signed copy of Washington’s autobiography Up From …

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“Jesus the Christ” : an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of publication

There is a new exhibit on display in the lobby of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections commemorating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Jesus the Christ. The exhibit is co-curated by Ryan K. Lee, manuscript curator, and Gerrit van Dyk, Mormon Studies librarian. Below is a summary of the purpose and scope of the exhibit: …

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The Story behind the Stories of the Mormon Missouri Experience, 1838-1839

Few stories from the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints create stronger emotions and more vivid images than those from the Church’s first ventures into Missouri.  Words like “Adam-ondi-Ahman” or “the New Jerusalem” often emit feelings of joy and excitement.  However, mention Hawn’s Mill, Governor Boggs and his “Extermination Order,” …

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