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Selected images from the Lilly Library, At the Old Settlers Reunion. 1931. Photographed by Frank M. Hohenberger, Valentine The Lilly Library

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Exhibition: Americans on Vacation, June 18-September 9, 2017
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Exhibition: Sense and the Senses: An exhibition in honor of the International Colloquium in 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies,March 20-May 20, 2017
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Recent posts from the blog: Lilly Library News & Notes

Vonnegut Freaks: The Fan Mail of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
By Isabel Planton, Public Services Librarian What would you say if you had the chance to write to Kurt Vonnegut? The Vonnegut Manuscript Collection at the Lilly Library includes many letters from fans who took the leap and reached out to Vonnegut during his lifetime. The collection contains four boxes of general correspondence (Boxes 1-3 … Continue reading "Vonnegut Freaks: The Fan Mail of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr."

An Unusual Use for a Scorpion: Folk Medicine in the Dorson Collection
By Katherine Reed, PhD candidate, University of Manchester The Lilly library has a wonderful collection of folklore field notes taken by Richard Dorson (the “father of folklore” who was a professor at IU from 1957 to 1981), his students and colleagues.  They range from ghost stories and drinking songs to wince-inducing jokes based on long-gone … Continue reading "An Unusual Use for a Scorpion: Folk Medicine in the Dorson Collection"

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