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The curators of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections have each chosen an item from their specialized area to highlight the variety of rare and unusual Christmas materials owned by BYU. Items you might expect such as a first edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and movie lobby cards from A Miracle on 34th Street share space with illuminated manuscripts and even HotWheels comics number 6, the one where an evil fake Santa causes trouble.
Items from church history such as a manuscript page of “The Christmas Revelation,” section 87 of the Doctrine & Covenants, and early photos of Yellowstone appeal to historians. There is a great selection of literature and children’s books.
Christmas in the Collections is open during most library hours. It is located on level 1 of the library in the entryway to Special Collections. The public is welcome and admission is free.
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To learn more about Samurai culture and this exhibit, come to the opening lecture on November 6th at 3pm, Level 1 auditorium. Jack Stoneman, Paul Hyer, and Aaron Skabelund will introduce the exhibition, with a reception to follow in Special Collections.
The display (housed by the East entrance on Level 3) will include two 14th and 16th century swords, a suit of armor, military science materials, and fascinating scrolls from early modern Japan.
“The legend of the Samurai grew as the class of the Samurai died out.” says Jack Stoneman, an associate professor of Japanese literature at BYU, and a co-curator of the exhibit. “The Samurai were warriors, scholars, poets, and artists. I’m surprised by the variety of items in this exhibition.”
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