Voices from the Beinecke Library

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Ten fascinating books, manuscripts, collections...related to American Children's Literature.
April 13, 2013
The Yale Collection of American Literature has acquired the papers of M/E/A/N/I/N/G, an art and culture journal edited by Susan Bee and Mira Schor.
March 14, 2013
A complete run of a men's fashion magazine from 1911.    
March 8, 2013
A playing card cut into three sections and used as scrip to be redeemed for one loaf of bread per section. Issued by the Montreal grocer John Hautson.From the catalog of book dealer Bob Gaba:
February 26, 2013
Room 26 Student Assistant Charlotte Parker, Y'13, Considers the Archive.
February 20, 2013
A new acquisition: A game that uses a magnet and a metallic wheel to show a letter that is indexed against sheets of code to predict(?). Perhaps the title on the box can be translated to provide guidance: Verborgener Gedanken Errathende Machine.
February 19, 2013


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