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: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
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: Woman And 12-Year-Old Girl Dead, 4 Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
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: Chicago Weather: Rounding Out The Warmest Weekend Of The Winter
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