Colorado College Tutt Special Collections Librarian Jessy Randall shared this VERY special collection with us: The myriad objects, photos, bookmarks, and ephemera left behind betwixt the pages of the books. With placeholders as strange as Legos to condom advertisements to architectural sketches, the bookmarks/ephemera are often baffling or fascinating in and of themselves. Or, just as often, they’re made even more delightfully strange by the titles of the books in which they were left.

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3 Responses to The Things They Left in Books, Part 1

  1. joyce cheney says:

    Perhaps the stamps had been steamed off mail and needed to be pressed flat in a book, as we press fall leaves between book pages, and then were forgotten.

  2. Joyce, I bet you are right.

  3. Jane says:

    Fun report! Love it that you keep this stuff. Thanks Jessy and Noel.


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