1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Science and magic.

  1. McManus-Young clipping collection of materials on magic, 1870-1955

    42 boxes. Approximate number of items: 17,000. -- Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    With a date span of 1779 through 1955, the McManus-Young Collection provides a rich survey of the literature of "illusion practices," which includes works on conjuring, ventriloquism, fortune-telling, spiritualism, witchcraft, gambling, hypnotism, automata, and mind reading comprised of a gathering of thousands of pamphlets and offprints. This ephemeral literature is the backbone of modern...