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Volume dedicated and Inscribed by the author to Larry Levis. From the Larry Levis Collection.Inscription: April 11, ‘91Dear Larry,I wanted you to have the first copy of this book because (Turn 2 pages, please) … You know WHAT WORK IS, & no one…
PS3562_E9 W47 1991 Philip Levine What Work Is cover rsz.jpg

Issued by the Federal Board for Vocational Education, Washington, D.C.; Series: Monograph ; no. 3.; Vocational Rehabilitation Series ; no. 3 "The great American Congress felt the pulse of the Nation. It has charged the Federal Board for Vocational…
UB 363_A2 1918 What the Employers of America can do for the Disabled Soldiers and Sailors crop rsz.jpg

Pamphlet advocating for theChild Labor Amendment,passed in 1924, but never ratified.Text from back of pamphlet: A federal minimum will give to American Children all the advantages of our federal form of government.Every state may wish to give its…
HD 6250_U3A5 1920 An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed p1 rsz.jpg

Handbill showing a bottle of alcohol. The bottle's label depicts a boy in short pants with a snake coiled around his body, The label reads "Fluid Extract of Hell. GUARANTEED TO KILL BOYS." Written on the bottle itself are statistics attributed to the…
What the Bottle Does One Years Work scan crop rsz2.jpg

Songs recorded by participants in CORE's Freedom Highways project in the summer of 1962. The project was designed to open chain restaurants along major federal highways to all persons.

Vinyl LP and songbook.
Dauntless DM 4301, a division of Audio…
M1977 _P75S57 1962 Sit-in Songs CORE cover rsz small.jpg

World War I pamphlet warning soldiers of the effect of sexually transmitted diseases.
From the William E. Blake Collection.
UH 630_S65_1914 Soldier Attention front cover crop rsz.jpg

Special Collections and Archives copy of this title is inscribed by Tom Robbins.
PS 3568_O233Z46_2011 Conversations with Tom Robbins cover rsz.jpg

Epigraphs: The distinctive human problem from time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life, to lift it onto a special immortal plane, beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all other organisms. --Ernest…
PS 3568_O233J5 1984 Jitterbug Perfume cover rsz.jpg

PS 3568 .O233 B4 2009
PS 3568_O233B4 2009 B is for Beer cover rsz.jpg

Epigraphs: You don't need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don't even listen, simply wait. Don't even wait. Be still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you. To be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll…
PS 3568_O233S85 Still Life With Woodpecker cover rsz.jpg

Epigraphs: The Messiah will only come when he is no longer needed. --Franz Kafka It's the end of the world as we know it (And I feel fine.) --R.E.M.
PS 3568_O233S55 1990 Skinny legs and all cover rsz.jpg

It has been demonstrated that some amphibians are able to use celestial bodies for orientation. --The Encyclopedia Britannica No doubt the world is entirely an imaginary world, but it is only once removed from the true world. --Isaac Bashevis…
PS 3568_O233H35 1994 Half Asleep In Frog Pajamas rsz.jpg

I want God, I want poetry, I want danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin. --Aldous Huxley
PS 3568_O233F54 2000 Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates rsz.jpg

Epigraphs:"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written."-- John 21:25"Incidentally, Reggie Fox, who runs…
PS 3568_O233A5 Another Roadside Attraction cover rsz.jpg

Epigraphs:The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.The nakedness of women is the work of God.Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.-- William BlakeI told Dale, "When I go, just skin me and put me on top of Trigger." And Dale said, "Now don't…
PS 3568_O233E8 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues cover rsz.jpg

Epigraph:You never know to whom you're talking. -- Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny OperaPS 3568.O233 V55 2003
PS 3568_O233V55 2003 Villa Incognito rsz.jpg

Epigraphs:Your true guide drinks from an undammed stream. --RumiNever enter a house that does not have furniture music. -- Eric Satie
PS 3568_O233W55 2005 Wild Ducks Flying Backward cover rsz.jpg

The Zoo was a short lived literary magazine published in 1960 by students at Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU). In fact, volume one, number one, may have been the only issue. The magazine contains 15 poems including one by Tom Robbins…
RPI Zoo No 1 cover rsz.jpg

"This is not an autobiography. God forbid! Autobiography is fueled by ego and I could make a long list of persons whose belly buttons I'd rather be contemplating than my own.... I'd like to think Tibetan Peach Pie isn't a memoir either, although it…
PS 3568_O233A3_2014 Tom Robbins Tibetan Peach Pie cover rsz.jpg

A collection of stories about eccentric characters such as Martin Van Buchell, “surgeon, dentist, and professor in the art of cutting fistulas, &c, &c.” Francis Battalia, The Stone-Eater, who“devoured about half a peck of…
CT 9990_P67 1819 F Battalia the stone eater rsz.jpg

Event most likely in Schongau, Bavaria
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Georg Sponsel and other party officials Schongau train station rsz.jpg

[stamp: Copyright reserved
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BDM sing at Blaue Traube Hotel Shongau rsz.jpg
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