The L. Tom Perry Special Collections preserves and houses materials requiring great care to protect them and ensure their proper long-term use
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections is open to BYU faculty, staff, and students by appointment.
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Materials must be requested 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
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A Desolating Sickness: Stories of Pandemic
Level 3 Gallery
Discovery & Wonder: The Harry F. Bruning Collection of Japanese Rare Books and Manuscripts
October 2020 – June 2021
Level 1, L. Tom Perry Special Collections Gallery
No upcoming events.
From the Blog
Rare art books and serials digitized
May 3, 2021
Female Relief Society record book
April 19, 2021
Ryan K. Lee
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection
20th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection
21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection
American Rare Literary Author Collection
Arts & Communications Archives
The Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth
Film Music Archives
From the Vaults
The Herman Melville Collection
History of Printing and Fine Press Collection
History of Science Collection
International Harp Archives
JFC Harrison Collection
Literary Manuscripts- Mormon Authors
The Louisa May Alcott Collection
Mormon and Western Publications Collection
Music Special Collections
Primrose International Viola Archive
Renaissance & Reformation Collection
The Robert Burns Collection
Veteran's History Collection
Victorian & Edwardian Collection
The Walt Whitman Collection
William A. Wilson Folklore Archives
Women's Manuscripts Collection
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