You've heard the saying that your life is like an open book. Well, in some cases at Yale, all it took "was" an open book. Hundreds of Yale University alums now have a personal place in history thanks to an accident.
In 2007, members of the university's Digitization Project were rummaging through old library books to make sure they were in good condition. Little did they know, they'd hit a goldmine when students found snippets of Yalies lives left in between the pages of the books, according to the Yale Daily News.
From love letters to old photographs, the finds were endless. You can see them at a special exhibit, “Treasures: Beautiful and Surprising Finds from the Digitization Project at Yale," at Sterling Memorial Library until June 30.