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August 2009
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SPECIAL REPORT

William L. Clements (1861-1934) Went Mad for Americana—and Built his Alma Mater a Library to Show It. BY J. KEVIN GRAFFAGNINO

 

Departments

Digest

Run, Judge, Run!

Collectors of Campaign Ephemera Need You. BY F. S. NAIDEN

Digest

Canary in the Gold Mine

Manhattan Was an Avian Paradise Before the Dutch Arrived. BY NICOLE PASULKA

Dear Reader

American Beauties

We Grow Some Crazy Collectors.

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Featured Columns

GENTLY MAD

Tiger Tale

Princeton Gets a 50th Reunion Present: Sid Lapidus’s 18th-Century Americana Collection. BY NICHOLAS BASBANES

SUMMER READING

Poole’s Prize

My Great-Great Uncle Won a Pulitzer in 1917—But Was He Any Good?
BY ROSECRANS BALDWIN

COLLECTING@LARGE

A Greedy Woman

The Long, Delicious Shelf Life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936).
BY CYNTHIA BERTELSEN

SOLD@AUCTION

Great Scott!

A Record Price for The Great Gatsby; Poor Richard Strikes it Rich; and Graham Arader Offers Pretty Birds for Charity. BY IAN McKAY