Nevermore: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane Event Online Exhibit uri icon


  • “Nevermore: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane” traces the history of Poe’s extraordinary career.  The exhibition features many of Poe’s unique manuscripts, scarce copies of his first editions, rare examples of his contributions to newspapers and magazines, and editions of his most famous poem, “The Raven.”

    Recognized as one of the most comprehensive Poe collections in the world, the exhibition is the most extensive showing of Tane’s superb collection ever presented.

    “The relation between collectors and collections is a fascinating one,” said Sarah E. Thomas, Carol A. Kroch University Librarian.  “Tane’s collection is of exquisite quality, representing the passion and personal engagement she brought to the pursuit of documents and artifacts relating to Poe.  The Cornell University Library is honored to be the site of the exhibition of this extraordinary collection.”