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Event: First Thursday, Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Lecture: Leslie S. Klinger, "The Teenager Who Became Immortal: Mary Shelley and Frankenstein", October 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Exhibition: Frankenstein 200: The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley's Monster,
April 2-December 14, 2018
Lilly Library Main Gallery

Exhibition: Random Acts of Granfalloonery: The Art and Fiction of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., May 15-August 24, 2018
Lilly Library Lincoln Room

Exhibition: Ladies of the Lilly: Collectors Elisabeth Ball and Ruth Adomeit Lilly Library Elisabeth Ball Room

Digital project: Orson Welles on the Air, 1938-1946 Listen online to Orson Welles radio productions!


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Recent posts from the blog: Lilly Library News & Notes

Undergraduate Research Presented at Recent Academic Conference
By Allie Hitchcock, recent Indiana University graduate Indiana University undergraduate students Allie Hitchcock and Sara Miller began their research on Samuel McClure and McClure’s Magazine after a class visit to the Lilly Library with J450: History of Journalism. They went on to present their work at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication/American … Continue reading "Undergraduate Research Presented at Recent Academic Conference"

Lilly Library adding 700 EAD finding aids to Archives Online
Years ago, when the IU Bloomington Libraries first started using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) to describe archival and manuscript collections, staff at the Lilly Library began to encode newly acquired collections in EAD. Other collections got EAD finding aids as time allowed. There were still descriptions of all the collections on the Lilly Library web … Continue reading "Lilly Library adding 700 EAD finding aids to Archives Online"

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