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SC Library Shows 'Catch-22' Author's Writing Tools

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Students more accustomed to computer screens than manual typewriters are getting a chance to sit at author Joseph Heller's old wooden desk and type on the battered typewriter he used to compose "Catch-22."

An exhibit now on display at the University of South Carolina's Columbia campus library contains Heller's desk, typewriter and lamp.

The university has one of the largest collections of Heller's papers that can be used by researchers.

The director of the Rare Book and Special Collections at the Ernest F. Hollings Library says the display is getting a lot of attention.

Elizabeth Suddeth says people enjoy having the chance to experience and touch the things that famous writers used while composing their works.

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