Category Archives: Recent Acquisitions

New Acquisition


The Institute’s Library has generously been gifted a new book, Inventing the American Dream: A History of Curious, Extraordinary, & Just Plain Useful Patents by Stephen van Dulken.

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New Aquisition


Thank you to Christel Dillbohner for donating a new and exciting tool to the Institute’s collection: a wooden ball winder. As always, we are excited to see what potential uses and sparks of inspiration are brought about by our interactions … Continue reading

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Mourning Pins


We are excited to announce a new acquisition to the ICI Ephemera Kabinett: a matchbox-sized case of black-tipped mourning pins, made in Germany for the American and English markets sometime during the nineteenth or early twentieth century. This artifact is … Continue reading

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Selections from the Library


Sexual Behavior in the Human Male Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler Aesop’s Fables Anonymous America Day by Day Simone de Beauvoir Ancient Man: The Beginning of Civilizations Hendrik … Continue reading

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We have just added Urÿonstelaii by Pablo Helguera to the ICI Library. Helguera contributed to our Searching for Sebald publication and the limited artist project associated with that book. His latest book recounts a tale about a mysterious sect of … Continue reading

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