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  1. A Little Person Inspires a Big Cover: A Leap Year Curiosity

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    February 29, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

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    By Nancy Rosin Every fourth year, an extra day in our calendar resynchronizes earthly time with cosmic time, creating what …
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  2. A Pathetic Letter, 1823

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    December 10, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    The field of ephemera includes, of course, manuscript material . . . a particularly rich historical and cultural resource. Below …
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  3. NY Times: Discovery Leads Yale to Revise a Chapter of Its Black History

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    March 3, 2014 by Sheryl Jaeger

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    Edward Bouchet has long been recognized as the school’s first African-American graduate, but newly uncovered records suggest another man earned …
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  4. Docket Clue to a Petition Spoof

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Diane DeBlois Docket information often provides the identity of a correspondent (if the signature fails); the date of the …
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  5. 1884 Dating Service

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Diane DeBlois Two 1884 letters from a Utica, New York traveling salesman to a “Miss Lola” are evidence of …
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