The New York Public Library’s Collection of Amazing and Weird Objects

 New York Public Library

A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Virginia Woolf’s cane, and Jack Kerouac’s boots are just some of the items of literary paraphernalia available at the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection—if you have an appointment.

The New Yorker sits down with Declan Kiely, the NYPL’s Director of Exhibitions, to talk about the library’s weird and amazing collection of items.


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