Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • Punch and Judy

    November 25, 2007

    Punch and Judy puppets from the Edmund Wilson Papers ( YCAL MSS 187 ): Punch, Judy, Devil, Police Officer, Skeleton, & Monk (to see the complete collection...
  • Gay Paree

    November 16, 2007

    Photographs of cast members of the musical Gay Paree (1927-30), collected by cast members Josephine and Sophie Schlenk. The collection includes photographs of...
  • The Real Adventures of Tintin

    November 12, 2007

    A volume collecting all 108 parts of an serial published in France, 1933-1935 featuring a hero named Tintin … who has many adventures, including firing a...
  • Georgia On My Mind

    November 7, 2007

    Collages by Lenore Tawney, for Georgia O’Keeffe, from the Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe Papers ( YCAL MSS 85 )...
  • La dérive

    November 5, 2007

    Guy Debord’s Guide psychogeographique de Paris [1957]. For a scalable version go here:
  • It becomes them

    October 30, 2007

    A collection of death masks in the Beinecke Library. [NOTE: Updated 11-2-07. See below.] H. D. [1886-1961] Hermann Broch [1886-1951...
  • The Island Weekly

    October 22, 2007

    Die Inselwoche, a hectographed newspaper issued by German prisoners of war in an internment camp on Ile Longue, an island off of Brest in France, 1914-1919...
  • Drawn to Enchant

    October 16, 2007

    New – An Interview with the Author: Tim Young on Drawn to Enchant (MP3) Little girls with barbells! Dogs using quill pens! Odd looking men fishing for...
  • Ombres chinoises

    October 9, 2007

    A group of French finger shadow puppets from World War I depicting combatants from many sides, along with requisite tools of engagement: gun, sword, bottles of...