Magician of the Week #21: "Professor Cheer"

The professor appears as an illustration for one of the effects in the wonderful "Hank Lee's Fourth Catalog of Magic" from 1981:

177 pages of tricks for sale with lengthy descriptions like the one above. This catalog is particularly interesting due to the note on the final page entitled "the computer," which explains that this catalog was the first produced by Hank Lee using one of the fancy new TRS-80 computers.


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Jordan Goffin

Special Collections Librarian Jordan Goffin has been mining the wonders in the Library’s Special Collections since early 2011. If you’d like to stop in and spend some time with the historic and noteworthy books, manuscripts and ephemera at PPL, contact him by email at or by phone at 401.455.8021. Also, visit the Notes for Bibliophiles blog ( to read more about the exciting materials in Special Collections and to keep up with events and announcements.


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