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 100 color illus.
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