39 Of The Quirkiest Inquiries The New York Public Libary Had Received From The 1940s To The 1980s

There are quite a few magnificent libraries around the world. However, without the people working inside, they’d be just warehouses. And this story is the perfect proof of that.

The New York Public Library has released a series of inquiries recovered from its 1940s to 1980s archives, revealing the many roles the librarian had to play in the days before the Internet. Some wanted to know how to become a mistress of ceremonies at a musical orgy, others were curious why 18th-century English paintings have so many squirrels in them. Judging from the quirky questions, it’s clear that the public regarded librarians as a superhuman cross between oracles and therapists, asking them the most personal, complex or vague questions. Luckily, the staff dutifully copied everything out.

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