Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Writers at their typewriters. From the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex William Carlos Williams, 1940s Eric Knight, [1942?] H. L. Mencken, 1913
June 12, 2008
Idiot International, a counter-culture magazine focusing on politics, published out of London, England, 1970-1971 - possibly related to the longer-lived French publication "L'idiot international", but the link is unclear.
June 9, 2008
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
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.