Here’s Part 2 of our 2 part series with Special Collections Librarian Jessy Randall on the befuddling ephemera left between the pages of library books at Colorado College’s Tutt Library. If you’d like to watch Part 1, click HERE.

 

3 Responses to The Things They Left in Books, Part 2

  1. jessyrandall says:

    I can now confirm that HQ is indeed the gender and sexuality section in the Library of Congress classification system. Its official description is “Family, Marriage, Women, and Sexuality.” It’s where we shelve books such as The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: How Feminism Travels Across Borders (2006) and Debates in Transgender, Queer, and Feminist Theory: Contested Sites (2010).

  2. Noel Black says:

    Thanks Jessy!

  3. Nancy Wilsted says:

    I have at least one box of old correspondence from the 60’s and later. What a great idea to tuck them in library books and send them out into the world! It might not always work, though. I inadvertently left in a library book a letter from President Obama. A subsequent and considerate reader appeared at my doorstep and returned it. This is a favorite: I opened a book and found a note from my father who died in 1994: “Dear Nancy, This is hush money…” How very like him.

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