Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Rent party cards from the Langston Hughes Papers (JWJ MSS 26)
June 23, 2009
Polaroid portraits of poets, writers, artists, critics, and others from the Jonathan Williams Photograph Collection.
June 15, 2009
Jane Wodening and Stan Brakhage Scrapbooks, compiled by Jane (Brakhage) Wodening, [1958–67].
June 8, 2009
New Hours At Beinecke Library New Reading Room Hours, Effective June 1, 2009 Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. New Exhibition Gallery Hours, Effective June 1, 2009 Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
June 3, 2009
Well, according to our research, Henri Roorda van Eysinga (1870-1925, who often wrote under the pseudonym Balthazar) was a Swiss educator, humorist, anarchist, and pacifist who wrote everything from math textbooks to plays to essays. Hardly known in the US, he is feted in an exhibition at the Musee Historique de Lausanne. Beinecke Library has added a small group of books and a typescript of a play "The League against Stupidity"
June 1, 2009
A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each "movie" is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight. Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).
May 26, 2009
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.