Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Tender Buttons

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 22, 2009

The new issue of ESOPUS Magazine features an article by Beinecke Library Catalog Librarian Ellen Ellickson about a collection of buttons kept by Marjorie Wynne, who served as Rare Book Librarian at Yale for over 40 years. Ellen writes movingly about memories of Marjorie and the reasons why the  packages of buttons are so well-organized. Accompanying the essay are beautifully composed photographs of a selection of buttons. Two shots below have been provided by Tod Lippy, publisher of ESOPUS, described on its website as “. . . a twice-yearly arts magazine featuring fresh, unmediated perspectives on contemporary culture from a wide range of creative professionals. ”

A memorial reception celebrating the life and work of Miss Wynne will be held at the Beinecke Library on Friday, October 30th, from 5:30 – 7:00. A copy of ESOPUS with the article by Ellen Ellickson will be on display.

Goliard Press

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 11, 2007

A selection of publications (which brings Beinecke’s collection to near completeness) from the press run by Tom Raworth and Barry Hall in the late 1960s.

Jeremy Reed, extraordinaire

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 23, 2007

A few poems from the latest group of archives from the prolific poet, biographer, critic and chronicler Jeremy Reed, whose writings cover an expanse of 20th and 21st century culture and whose mission, in his own words, is “to rehabilitate the dispossessed” [An in-depth interview can be found here]

Palm Beach News

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 15, 2007

An alt-culture magazine from Basel, 1976-1982, (later renamed The Village Cry) focusing on fashion, film, music and strange phenomena, edited by photographer Beat Presser, who would later become a still photographer for Werner Herzog.

Separated at Birth?

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 3, 2007

Topfferiana

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on July 27, 2007

Original sketches by Rodolphe Topffer from an album, ca. 1830s-1840s