- The Lilly Library from A to Z
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The Lilly Library from A to Z
Intriguing Objects in a World-Class Collection
Published by: Indiana University Press
What do locks of Edgar Allan Poe's hair, Sylvia Plath's attractive handmade paper dolls, John Ford's Oscars, and Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 cigars have in common? They are just a few of the fascinating objects found in the world-famous Lilly Library, located on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. In this beautifully illustrated A-to-Z volume, Darlene J. Sadlier journeys through the library's wide-ranging collections to highlight dozens of intriguing items and the archives of which they are a part. Read about life and death masks of John Keats, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Dreiser; Walt Whitman's last pencil; and vintage board games, mechanical puzzles, and even comic books. Among the more peculiar items are a pair of elk teeth and an eerily realistic wall-mount bust of Boris Karloff. Sadlier writes engagingly about the Lilly Library's major historical collections, which include Civil War diaries and a panopticon of the war called the Myriopticon; War of 1812 payment receipts to spies; and the World War II letters and V-mail of journalist Ernie Pyle. This copiously illustrated, entertaining, and educational book will inspire you to take your own journey and discover for yourself the wonders of the Lilly Library.
B. Ben-Hur Album and Broadside
C. Campaign buttons and pin
Chez Panisse Menus
I. Inca Portraits
Indians and Other Peruvians on Pith
J. Jigsaw and Non-Interlocking Educational Puzzles
The Jungle Theater Posters
Justice Cup and Other Puzzle Vessels
K. Keys, Knives, and Other Mechanical Puzzles
L. Lantern Slides
M. Makeup Case of Rita Hayworth
Masks (Life and Death)
N. Nobel Prize Medal and Other Objects
Pencil and Pen
Printing Press and Calder & Boyars Printing Blocks
Q. Queen Elizabeth I Great Seal
Quick Draw McGraw Comics
Stereoscopic Skin Clinic
U. United World Federalists Promotional Stickers, Kit, Films, and Recordings
Victorian Greeting Cards
X. The letter "X"
Y. The Yellow Book (also known as Yellow Book)
Z. Zener Cards
Zinc and Other Metal Printing Plates
Darlene J. Sadlier is author of Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present, Americans All: Good Neighbor Cultural Diplomacy in World War II, and The Portuguese-Speaking Diaspora: Seven Centuries of Literature and the Arts, based in part on research conducted at the Lilly Library. She is Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University Bloomington.