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Lecture: Chris Mortensen on Reutersvärd's Impossible ImagesThursday July 17 at 4:00pm, Lilly Library Slocum Room

Exhibition: Delightful Deceptions: The Magic of Puzzles, May 28 - August 20, 2014, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Exhibition: Spiritualists, Sorcerers, and Stage Magicians: Magic and the Supernatural at the Lilly Library, June 2 - August 30, 2014, Lilly Library Main Gallery


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Fantastic Fairy Tales: From the Archives to the Classroom
The Lilly Library Public Services Department conducts over 200 class sessions a year for diverse audiences, from elementary school children to retirees. Many class sessions for IU undergraduates focus on introducing students to primary sources and archival research. This summer, Laura Clapper, an Associate Instructor and PhD candidate in the Department of English, brought the [...]

The Zener Cards of Upton and Mary Sinclair: A Story of Psychical Research
Upton Sinclair, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer perhaps better known for his novel The Jungle, a scathing critique of the meat-packing industry, was a sometime investigator of occult and mystical phenomena. In 1930, Sinclair published Mental Radio, a book that purported to demonstrate evidence of his wife Mary Craig Sinclair’s telepathic powers. The respected, and often [...]

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