Type­writers that belonged to notable 20th cen­tury people are on dis­play in a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity gallery.

Machines once owned by Ten­nessee Williams, Ernest Hem­ingway, John Lennon, Jack Kevorkian, and ‘‘Unabomber’’ Theodore Kaczynski are among those in the exhibit.

The col­lec­tion is owned by Steve Sobo­roff, a Cal­i­fornia busi­nessman whose daughter is a North­eastern undergraduate.

It includes writ­ings that former owners typed on the machines, including an excerpt from Williams’ play ‘‘The Glass Menagerie.’’

Also included is a letter in which Kevorkian lob­bies for allowing Death Row inmates to donate their organs upon execution.

Campus curator Bruce Ployer says the exhibit pro­vides a glimpse into the lives of the type­writers’ former owners.

The gallery is hosting a recep­tion Thursday. The exhibit will be open until Sept. 25.

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