Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • Love Notes

    February 14, 2008

    From Gertrude Stein to Alice B. Toklas ( YCAL MSS 76 , Folder 727) ***Georgia O’Keeffe to Alfred Stieglitz ( YCAL MSS 85 , Folder 1861) ***From Carlotta...
  • et tu, ubu?

    February 7, 2008

    Poster designed by Alfred Jarry for the premiere of Ubu Roi , 1896. and a later poster advertising the “Expojarrysition” organized by the Collège de...
  • Digging

    February 4, 2008

    Drawings of jazz performers, on wood, by Ted Joans. (Uncat JWJ MS 55) “Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman 1959, with Leroi Jones and A.B. Spellman Digging” *** “...
  • Knitters!

    February 1, 2008

    and girls’ stunts. From the diaries of Margaret Mellor.
  • Black Series

    January 29, 2008

    Volumes in the Black Series issued by Gaberbocchus Press in the 1950s, each with a die-cut cover showing the author.
  • What a {fisher} man!

    January 24, 2008

    Scrapbooks kept by Jack Lamb, world-famous bass and fly-fisherman, who was said to have fished every day for 17 years, straight. Lamb was hired by Gulf Oil Co...
  • Didn't the Angels Sing

    January 21, 2008

    Words by Noble Sissle and music by Eubie Blake, Didn’t the Angels Sing, NY: Leo Feist, Inc., 1968...
  • A Tisket, A Tasket

    January 17, 2008

    …a dog named Basket A portrait by Marie Laurencin of Basket II, Gertrude Stein’s and Alice B. Toklas’s poodle (admired by curator Tim Young)...
  • There's a moon in the sky.

    January 15, 2008

    It’s called the moon. ASTRONOMIA [card game] / LONDON / PUBLISHED BY F.G. MOON, 20, THREADNEEDLE STREET / 1829 in the Cary Collection of Playing Cards...
  • Urban puzzle

    January 10, 2008

    A wood block, lithographed puzzle featuring scenes of world cities. Publisher unknown, ca. 1880s, possibly made in Germany.