The Lilly Library from A to Z

The Lilly Library from A to Z

Intriguing Objects in a World-Class Collection
Darlene J. Sadlier
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/09/2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-04266-8
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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.

Author Bio

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

A. Armband

    Audubon

    Automobile Catalogs

B. Ben-Hur Album and Broadside

     Book Bindings

     Boxer Codex

     Busts

C. Campaign buttons and pin

     Chez Panisse Menus

     Cigars, Cigarettes

D. Dolls

     Dress

E. Electropoise

    Engravings

F. Footwear

    Fore-Edge Paintings

    Forgeries

G. Games

H. Hair

I. Inca Portraits

    Indians and Other Peruvians on Pith

    Inkwells

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

    Livres d’Artiste

M. Makeup Case of Rita Hayworth

      Maps

      Masks (Life and Death)

      Medals

      Miniatures

      Money

      Myriopticon

N. Nobel Prize Medal and Other Objects

O. Oscars

P. Passports

     Pencil and Pen

     Pipes

     Posters

     Printing Press and Calder & Boyars Printing Blocks

Q. Queen Elizabeth I Great Seal

     Quick Draw McGraw Comics

R. Receipts

     Recordings

S. Scrapbooks

     Scrolls

     Stereoscopic Skin Clinic

     Storyboards

T. Teeth

    Tintypes

    Tombstones

U. United World Federalists Promotional Stickers, Kit, Films, and Recordings

V. V-mail

     Vegetation

     Victorian Greeting Cards

W. Watercolors

      Window shades

      Woodblocks

      WunderCabinet

X. The letter "X"

     X-rays

     Xylographs

Y. The Yellow Book (also known as Yellow Book)

Z. Zener Cards

    Zinc and Other Metal Printing Plates