Archive: 2015

A Candy Bomber’s Christmas: Berlin 1948

  “Onkel Wackelflügel” (Uncle Wiggly Wings) was the name children called Gail Halvorsen. During the Berlin Airlift, Halvorsen flew a cargo plane carrying supplies into Berlin, deep in the Soviet sector of Germany. One day while exploring the city, he saw a group of children lined up behind a fence at Tempelhof airport. He realized they were surviving on the …

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“So Much Diversity Among His People”

November is Native American Indian Heritage month. To recognize the contributions of Native Americans, this month we are exhibiting Ute artifacts and photographs from the Mildred Miles Dillman Collection, which is housed in the Perry Special Collections (photographs and papers) and in the Museum of Peoples and Cultures (artifacts). Because of her friendliness and service …

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Everyone Flocks to Primary Docs

Everyone Flocks to Primary Docs Tuesday, November 24* 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 6525 HBLL (Friends Room) Join the Harold B. Lee Library for a showcase of primary document databases. Faculty are invited to attend any of the sessions below, or to drop in between noon and 1:00 p.m. to speak with a representative from …

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Spooky & Strange in the Archive

Join us for a scary open house where the curators of Special Collections can show the creepiest items from the vaults under the library. An ancient ghost scroll, objects made with human hair, early books on witchcraft, and even a signed copy of Dracula. What else is in store…we won’t know until the curators surprise …

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Hold a 1st Edition Book of Mormon and Make Your Own Cuneiform Tablet

Celebrate Archives Month by getting your hands on some history. The Library’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections has a series of events lined up to connect people with history. All the events are free.   HOLD A 1ST EDITION BOOK OF MORMON October 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Come to the Learning Commons area …

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Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Need some advice? The world of 20th century advice—good, bad, and undetermined—is ready and waiting in the Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family database. You can access it through the library’s database collection, or click here Twentieth Century Advice Literature (ASP).

7 Days 7 Pages Unites People During the Pope’s Visit

BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library is joining the national event 7 Days, 7 Pages. Beginning on Monday, September 21, the day before Pope Francis begins his historic visit to the United States, all institutions with The Saint John’s Bible have been invited to turn a page a day for seven days. The Harold B. Lee Library is …

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Mentored Research Poster Collection

The Harold B. Lee Library is exhibiting a collection of Mentored Research Posters selected by colleges and schools across campus. This exhibition highlights a wide variety of mentored research conducted last year on the BYU campus. The posters in the exhibition cover topics ranging from cell signaling to reading intervention. There are posters on web …

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Rose Marie Reid: Glamour By Design

Sports Illustrated Sporting Look Award, 1958, and Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year, 1955, are just two of the honors bestowed on successful business woman Rose Marie Reid. Today her work sought out by fans of mid century fashion and she continues to inspire new generations of designers. In the middle of the Great …

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“Jesus the Christ”

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. In September 1915 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published Jesus …

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