Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
An illustrated writing sheet, printed in London, filled out with an original Christmas poem by a young girl named Rebecca Jane Mitchell in New York, 1807.
June 2, 2008
Photographs of dancer and choreographer Pearl Primus dancing "Hard Time Blues," her dance based on a folk song about sharecropping by singer Josh White. Primus was well known and widely celebrated for her dance performances based on important African American poems and songs, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes and "Strange Fruit" by Lewis Allen. Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, 1943.
May 28, 2008
Issues of a newsletter for a gay men's community, near Amherst, Mass. in the 1970s. [Click to enlarge]
May 15, 2008
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.