Mark Twain Room

The Buffalo And Erie County Library
Dedicated May 12, 1995

 The dream was to  create 
a room honoring former 
Buffalo, New York resident
Mark Twain..... 
....That Dream came true in 
May 1995 when the Mark Twain Room opened at the Buffalo and Erie County Library.
 The room houses the two halves of the original, handwritten manuscript of "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn".  The complete manuscript had not been viewed by the public in over half a century!
At the dedication Of the Mark Twain Room-William H. Loos, curator of the rare book room at the Buffalo & Erie County Library explained his role in the incredible story behind the recovery of the lost half of "Huckleberry Finn" manuscript..
Actor Mike Randall as "The Great Man Himself" welcomed the crowd and  reminded them that he was at one time co-editor of the Buffalo Express "I hated to do it but I couldn't find honest employment!"
 Roland R. Benzow, President Of The Library Foundation Of Buffalo & Erie County,  watches as Huckleberry Finn (Peter Shanley) and Mark Twain (Mike Randall)  cut the ribbon to The Mark Twain Room. 
the first visitors to the Mark Twain Room encounter 2000 volumes of Twain memorabilia, including 92 foreign editions in 34 languages and signed lithographs from "Huckleberry Finn" painted and signed by Norman Rockwell...and the "crowning glory".....
....Mark Twain's complete handwritten manuscript for his most widely read classic "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn".

 For More Information about the Mark Twain Room you can contact the Buffalo & Erie County Library Lafayette Square/Buffalo,  NY 14203-1887/ 716-858-8900
For the complete story behind the discovery and recovery of the "lost half" of the" Huck Finn" manuscript-
pick up a copy of "Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn-The Only Comprehensive Edition" with Textual notes by Victor Doyno/ Random House 1996

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