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3rd Week of December, 2022

December 18th, 2022

The Huntington Acquires Thomas Pynchon Archive

“Comprising 70 linear feet of materials created between the late 1950s and the 2020s—including typescripts and drafts of each of his novels, handwritten notes, correspondence, and research—Pynchon’s literary archive offers an unprecedented look into the working methods of one of America’s most important writers.”

Cover of Inherent Vice


The Most Important Science Book Ever Written

Adam Savage visits the Royal Society Library to see the 1st edition and manuscript of Principia Mathematica, and Newton’s death mask. (Despite the cover image, the book handling is blessedly gloveless.)

Screenshot of YouTube video


Lincoln Presidential Museum offers a virtual gallery of artifacts

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has released a collection of 100 3D models of artifacts ranging from Abraham Lincoln’s desk to Mary’s bloomers.

The desk on which Lincoln wrote his First Inaugural speech


New Interactive Map Showcases the Panoramic Maps Collection

The Library of Congress’s collection of bird’s-eye maps of the late 19th and early 20th centuries spans the U.S. as can be seen in its new browseable map interface.

Browseable map of panoramic map locations


Dream Anatomy

20 years after its online debut, the National Library of Medicine has revamped its pioneering exhibition Dream Anatomy.

Anatomical diagrams of the muscles


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