Digital collections

Voynich Manuscript A mysterious, undeciphered manuscript dating to the 15th or 16th century.
June 29, 2009
Edith Wharton Collection A selection of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and personal papers relating to the life and career of American author Edith Wharton.
June 29, 2009
Walt Whitman Collection Selected manuscripts, correspondence, and artifacts documenting the life of the American poet, Walt Whitman.
June 29, 2009
Edmund Wilson Papers A selection of family photographs, three dimensional artifacts, and documents from the personal papers of Edmund Wilson (1895-1972), American literary critic and author.
June 29, 2009
Kurt Wolff Archive, 1907-1938 Kurt Wolff, a German publisher, established Kurt Wolff Verlag in 1913 and Pantheon Books in 1942. He kept correspondence with authors of the German Expressionist artistic movement including Franz Kafka, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, and others.
June 29, 2009
World's Fairs and the Landscapes of the Modern Metropolis Posters, photographs, pamphlets, commemorative books, maps, government reports, and a rich array of colorful vintage ephemera covering a century of world expositions.
June 29, 2009
Yiddish Book Collection of the Russian Avant-Garde Illustrated books depicting the flowering of Yiddish secular culture in Russia between the years 1912-1928.
June 29, 2009


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