Newberry scores! But what to do with all those cigarette butts?

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 09/09/2005 - 21:33

Cortez writes "The Mike Royko famous collection of boxes - wouldn't he have fun today - has a new home at the Newberry Library: Reports The Chicago Tribune...
"The collection filled 26 boxes. Among the thousands of items in the boxes are his bulging Rolodex file, opened to the number of his favorite saloon, the Billy Goat Tavern; piles of his cigarette butts; Carl Sandburg's hat tree; and clips of nearly 8,000 newspaper columns, every column Royko wrote over four decades at three Chicago papers--the Daily News, Sun-Times and Tribune.""