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Title: Harper's Weekly Journal and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

Harper's Weekly, a new era in American journalism dawned in the 1850s with the advent of magazines and newspapers that combined general-interest content, and lavish illustrations. Its context of escalating sectional animosity over slavery inhibited the newspaper’s coverage and undermined the potentially unifying character of a nationwide audience.

Contact: Angela Proctor; archives1@lib.subr.edu; 225 771-2854

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Title: Verla Birrell Textiles and Designs

Verla Birrell was born in Tacoma, Washington. She was an artist, writer, poet, lecturer and teacher. She taught art, design, textiles, and related subjects at Brigham Young University from 1937 until 1948 and the University of Utah from 1948 until 1972.

Contact: Angela Proctor; archives1@lib.subr.edu; 225 771-2854

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