“Beauty and the Beast” is one of the most popular and frequently republished fairy tales. While it has roots and antecedents in animal groom folklore and classical mythology, such as the tale of Cupid and Psyche, the specific characters and narrative elements that compose the tale we know as “Beauty and the Beast” have their origin in the literary fairy tale “La Belle et la Běte” written in 1740 by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve.
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from Beyond the Reading Room
From Victorian Sexology to the Sexual Revolution: The Joseph A. Labadie Collection Reveals the Roots of Same-Sex Marriage in America
Before the 21st century marriage equality campaign, how did LGBT individuals frame their own relationships against the backdrop of a hostile society? Delving into the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, a pioneering record of American social and political protest movements, uncovers some surprising answers.
This Wednesday's watermark feature: scissors motifs in watermarked papers from our Islamic Manuscripts Collection.
The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day! We have items across our collections that feature this delectable treat...