A librarian’s button collection

Esopus is contemporary culture, as curated by Tod Lippy. His twice yearly magazine is a sometime baffling, sometimes wondrous collection of what’s caught his eye (and ear, since each issue contains a CD of original music) in the preceding six months. Issue 13, from Fall 2009 contained photos of the button collection of Yale’s fastidious rare books librarian, just deceasd in 2009.

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Her passion for organization clearly extended beyond her nine-to-five, as evidenced by the meticulous labelling and sorting of the buttons. The delighter in Tod’s 10-page presentation of the collection was a real button, stapled to the first page.

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