FOUND: Five Egyptian funerary texts, written on rolls of papyrus, dating from the time of the Pharaohs.
WHEN: In 1991 by curator Don Skemer. They were stored in tin boxes that probably were made in Egypt in the 1920s and tucked away in two drawers.
FOUND: A rare souvenir copy of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which upon ratification abolished slavery in the United States. Produced in 1864 or 1865, the copy was signed by Abraham Lincoln shortly before he was assassinated.
WHEN: Two years ago by a library cataloger in a large miscellaneous collection called “General Manuscripts, Oversized.”