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Melville’s Birthday

The BYU Library is celebrating Herman Melville’s 200th birthday. On Friday August 2, Curator Maggie Kopp invites everyone to a new exhibition featuring items from the Library’s Melville collection in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. It will be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and will remain in place during August. The exhibit highlights Melville’s continuing influence on literature and popular culture.

The Library’s collection includes everything from first editions, correspondence, and graphic novels, to a screen play for Moby Dick written by Ray Bradbury and modern interpretations of his work for small children.

In support of the exhibition, the Library Film Series will present a free screening of the 1965 version of Moby Dick starring Gregory Peck and Orson Wells.

7:00 pm in the Reynolds Auditorium on level 1.


Admission is free and the public is welcome.