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Celebrating 100 Years of NYPL

To mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of its monumental Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, The New York Library is exhibiting the best of its collections to the public. The richly varied display of 'Celebrating 100 Years' includes significant relics of American history, from the handwritten diary on which Jack Kerouac based his infamous Beat novel On The Road to the first Gutenberg Bible brought into the country and the final draft of George Washington's farewell address. The centennial commemorative exhibition also explores the changing modes of communication, from samples of Sumerian cuneiform tablets, one of the earliest forms of writing to T. S. Eliot’s typescript of “The Wasteland” with notes by Ezra Pound. Divided into four sections, Observation, Contemplation, Society, and Creativity, the free exhibition gives an intriguing insight into the ever evolving face of human culture and upholds the library's philosophy that 'all knowledge is worth preserving'; something that we at Cockpit USA know all about!

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