Daily History Byte: Uncovering the Hidden Books Tucked Inside Every Single Library

Finding an anonymous text, if you don’t know which one, exactly, you’re looking for, can be difficult, if not impossible. When Emily Kopley, a scholar of British and American literature, was first researching anonymous texts, she would try searching in library catalogs for a variety of terms: “by anonymous”… “no author”… “by a lady.”

There’s no standard way to catalog anonymous texts, which makes them incredibly hard to find.

Source: Uncovering the Hidden Books Tucked Inside Every Single Library | Atlas Obscura

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