Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Rise and Fall of Volapük

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 29, 2011

Four volumes of clippings tracing the first 10 years of the creation and promotion of Volapük,
a constructed language claimed to have been divinely given to Johann Schleyer, a German Priest.

Jewel Box

“America’s Finest Femme- Mimics” publicity fan from the Jewel Box Lounge, The Most Talked About Nite Club in the Midwest (Kansas City, MO, undated).

The archival component of the Laura Bailey Collection of Gender and Transgender Materials (GEN MSS 787) is now available for research. One of the largest and most diverse collections of its kind, the Laura Bailey Collection of Gender and Transgender Materials consists of a broad range of printed and visual materials, including photographs, postcards, and many types of printed ephemera; manuscript materials, and audiovisual materials. The collection is organized largely as it was received from Bailey, with many materials in binders according to category of gender or transgender culture or performance as assigned by Bailey. Also included is a catalog for the collection compiled by Bailey and the hand-written index cards she used to catalog it. A primary description of the contents of the archival component of the collection is available online here: Cataloging and description of the printed material is ongoing.

Day at the Beach

Lawrence Langner, Fania Marinoff (Mrs. Carl Van Vechten), Eugene O’Neill , Armina Marshall (Mrs. Langner) (ZA Van Vechten)


Stieglitz family (YCAL MSS 85)


Natalie Paley (GEN MSS 574)


[Photograph of Anne [Gathorne-Hardy], Ruth [Gathorne-Hardy?], John Spencer Churchill, and unidentified woman on the beach near Snape] (GEN MSS 476)


[Photograph of Meschrabpom’s American Film Group on the beach] (JWJ MSS 26)


[Photograph of Henry Geldzahler and Marty Edelheit on the beach]. (UNCAT MSS 30)

Gerald and Sara Murphy (UNCAT MSS 101)

Green Apples


Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on August 12, 2011

Selection of images of rodeo riders from Beinecke collections.
Many more in: WA Photos 314 and WA Photos 58

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The Audience

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on August 9, 2011

“The Monkeys caught Dorothy in their arms and flew away with her.”

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on August 3, 2011

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