‘Weird’ is in the eye of the beholder, eh? The Berg Collection at the New York Public Library is home to some very interesting literary paraphernalia. Declan Kiely, the Director of Exhibitions at NYPL, spoke to The New Yorker about some of these artifacts in this video on Vimeo. Read more about the Berg Collection and visit the NYPL! via Kottke.org
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