URBANA, Ill. (AP) — An exhibit of unique typewriters, including one used by the founder of Playboy, will open later this month at the University of Illinois.
The university’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library will feature typewriters used by Hugh Hefner and Roger Ebert. Both men were alumni of the university.READ MORE: More Water Problems In Dixmoor, After Pipe Breaks In Harvey; 'I Just Hope They Fix It Soon'
Hefner’s Underwood Standard portable typewriter that he used in college and to write for Playboy is one of the main exhibits. It is on loan to the library after being sold at auction in December for $162,500.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
The typewriters used by poet Carl Sandburg and novelist James Jones will also be featured.
The exhibit is called “Writers & Their Tools: Parchment-Paper-Processors.” It opens Monday (June 17) and ends in August.MORE NEWS: City Celebrating Chicago Sky WNBA Championship In Millennium Park Tuesday
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