The New York Public Librarys Collection of Weird and Wonderful Objects

A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s cane are just a few 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 wonderful collection.


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