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It’s officially six weeks until Christmas….

At Special Collections, we’re already getting into the holiday spirit. Our latest small exhibit is “Rising to the Occasion: Crafting Christmas with the Victorian Middle Class.” Students in the English MA program have put together a display showing how the Victorians celebrated Christmas and how commercialism and celebration went hand-in-hand, even back then. Highlights include …

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William Wordsworth and the Invention of National Parks

The Lee Library’s newest exhibit features poet William Wordsworth and his impact on American nature writing and environmentalism. Visit the Level 3 Gallery to see rare editions of authors like Wordsworth, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, and the father of America’s national parks, John Muir — all from L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The exhibit is open …

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Works of the Aldine Press on display now

This month, Special Collections is displaying a number of books from its collection of works of the Aldine Press.  Founded by Renaissance scholar Aldus Manutius (or Aldo Manuzio) in Venice, the Aldine Press is still renowned today  for its attractive typography, excellent book design, and its historical contributions to the scholarship of the late 15th …

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Celebrating the King James Bible

At Brigham Young University, the spotlight is shining on the King James Bible, which was first published during the year 1611.  To celebrate the King James version’s 400th  anniversary, during the month of February BYU has hosted a university forum address by Bible scholar David Norton, and the Religious Studies Center will present a symposium …

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Seven centuries of fables

Now on display in Special Collections’ lobby is an assortment of printed versions of Aesop’s fables, from the 1400’s to the 2000’s.  The books include Greek scholarly texts, verse translations, and adaptations for children.  The majority are illustrated and range in style from crude woodcuts to detailed engravings and linocuts.  Represented illustrators include John Ogilby, …

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