ATG Quirkies: Oddments in the Archives of the NYPL

by | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Here is a fun post from the New Yorker that highlights the odd literary paraphernalia of the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection. Gifted to the NYPL by Henry W. and Albert A. Berg, this unique “cache of artifacts … includes a lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s walking cane—all guarded by a buzzer and a strict protocol for appointment-only visits.” And these three items just scrape the surface!

However, to learn what other treasures are in this idiosyncratic collection you’ll need to read this fascinating post

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)


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