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Voynich Manuscript A mysterious, undeciphered manuscript dating to the 15th or 16th century.
Walt Whitman Collection Selected manuscripts, correspondence, and artifacts documenting the life of the American poet, Walt Whitman.
Walter McClintock Glass Lantern Slides Thousands of photographs of the Blackfoot and their homelands in northwestern Montana.
The Western Silent Films Lobby Card Collection Lobby cards and fliers promoting mostly silent westerns, 1910s-1920s. 
William Carlos Williams, 1921
William Carlos Williams Papers Correspondence, writings, photographs, medical records, artwork, and ephemera documenting the life and work of poet, dramatist, and physician, William Carlos Williams
Excerpt from In honour of the city of London (cantata), [1937]
William Walton Online Archive Various musical works by the British composer.
Witold Gombrowicz Archive Correspondence, writings, and photographs from the archive of Witold Gombrowicz, Polish emigre novelist and author.
Chicago Worlds Fair, May 27th Nov. 1st
World's Fairs and the Landscapes of the Modern Metropolis Posters, photographs, pamphlets, maps, and ephemera covering a century of world expositions.
Tocqueville. From Le Charivari, 1849 June 20
Yale Tocqueville Manuscripts, ca. 1802-1840 Papers, artifacts, and portraits of both Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th century French political thinker and historian and Gustave de Beaumont, his friend and travel companion.
"Yingl tsingl khvat," by Mani Leib and El Lissitzky
Yiddish Book Collection of the Russian Avant-Garde Illustrated books depicting the flowering of Yiddish secular culture in Russia between the years 1912-1928. 
Zane Grey Home Movies The collection documents the life and work of the American writer Zane Grey and his wife Dolly Grey, and to some extent the lives of their children.

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