Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Yale Papyrus Collection: Love Charm

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on September 27, 2010

Over 6000 individual items make up the Yale Papyrus Collection.
From Aramaic to Syriac; From Pharaonic to Modern; From Akanthon Polis to Theadelphia,
the collection includes wills, diplomas, letters, land records, school exercises, and spells, such as the Egyptian/Coptic love charm pictured below.

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Divine Comedy

Posted in Beinecke Library, James Weldon Johnson Collection by beineckepoetry on August 12, 2010

A photograph of the first production of Owen Dodson’s Divine Comedy, based on the life of the religious leader Father Divine, at the Yale University Theatre, February, 1938.

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Separated at Birth?

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