Posted on July 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
One of our favorite podcasts, Stuff You Missed in History Class, featured a few stories we’ve shared with our readers in its most recent podcast.
We were excited to hear hosts Holly and Tracy mention the supposed (and debunked) decoding of the Voynich manuscript ... and a bit abashed to hear them discuss a supposedly lost (but actually catalogued all along) short story by Sylvia Plath.
As we learned on the podcast, when “Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom” was published earlier this year, Indiana University’s librarians were quite surprised to see the New Yorker call it a “lost story,” since the IU Lilly Library has owned the manuscript — and made it publicly available — since 1977.
Once the library tweeted out its polite but sharp correction, the Indianapolis Star was more than happy to follow up with an article on the matter (and the library's impressive rare-book and manuscript collection).
Thank you, Holly and Tracy, for helping us set the record straight!
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