J.D. Salinger writing on his typewriter in a field

The New York Public Library presents a rare glimpse into the life and work of author J.D. Salinger with an exhibition of manuscripts, letters, photographs, books, and personal effects drawn exclusively from Salinger's archive. This will be the first time these items—on loan from the J.D. Salinger Literary Trust—have ever been shared with the public.

The exhibition was organized by Salinger's son Matt Salinger and widow Colleen Salinger with Declan Kiely, Director of Special Collections and Exhibitions at The New York Public Library. The free exhibition coincided with the centennial of J.D. Salinger's birth and was on display October 18, 2019 through January 19, 2020 in the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The exhibition featured more than 200 items spanning Salinger's life.

For our press release and exhibition highlights click here.

Selected Books By J.D. Salinger

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