The Lilly Library from A to Z: Intriguing Objects in a World-Class Collection

The Lilly Library from A to Z: Intriguing Objects in a World-Class Collection

by Darlene J. Sadlier

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253042668
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 08/09/2019
Series: Well House Books
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

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

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