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Yesterday a friend came up to visit and I got us a tour of the SF/F collection at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. We saw so much stuff, I should have taken notes, but let's see:

* A proto-SF book from I think 1640? called the "Lunar World" where the author described what he thought a spaceship trip to the Moon would look like.

* Andre Norton's portrait and her SFWA Grandmaster award.

* The boxes for my collection of letters and manuscripts, plus a bunch of our friends' collections, plus cool people's boxes like Samuel Delany's and George R.R. Martin's.

* The boxes for the media fanzine collection and the fan vid collection dvds.

* And because the rare book collection is right there, we saw a real Sumerian cuneiform tablet and got to hold it.

* We got to see (and smell) a book with 400 year old smoke trapped in its pages.

* A 1500s occult book that has an inscription to Beelzebub written in blood.

* A Coptic scroll.

* Papyrus fragments

I posted a few pictures on Twitter https://twitter.com/marthawells1/status/1090740382483337216

Date: 2019-02-02 10:07 pm (UTC)
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