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January 26, 2011

London Low Life database

Filed under: New acquisitions — Lilly Library @ 3:03 pm

Tallis's Illustrated Plan of London and Its Environs

Under the Lilly Library’s guidance, Adam Matthew Digital recently digitized many items from a variety of Lilly Library collections, including the Michael Sadleir Collection of London Low Life, the Chapbook Collection, and the Virginia Warren Collection of Street Cries, to create London Low Life: Street Culture, Social Reform and the Victorian Underworld.

London Low Life includes Fast literature, Street ephemera, posters, advertising, playbills, ballads and broadsides, Penny fiction, Cartoons, Chapbooks, Street Cries, Swell’s guides to London prostitution, gambling and drinking dens, Reform literature, and Maps and views of London. Among its topics are the underworld, slang, working-class culture, street literature, popular music, urban topography, ‘slumming’ , Prostitution, the Temperance Movement, social reform, Toynbee Hall, police, and criminality.

Access to this searchable resource is available through the IUB Libraries:

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January 12, 2011

Staff News

Filed under: In the news — Lilly Library @ 5:04 pm

Lori Dekydtspotter

On January 3, 2011, Lori Dekydtspotter accepted the position of Rare Books and Special Collections Cataloger at the Lilly Library. Lori comes to this position with fifteen years of experience in three different paraprofessional positions working in the Lilly Library Technical Services Department. She holds a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University, with a specialization in Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and an M.A. in English from Eastern Washington University, with a focus on Medieval Literature. Before coming to Indiana University, Lori worked at Cornell University’s Olin Library. In addition to her work at the Lilly Library, Lori is an Adjunct Instructor in the IU School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches an Introduction to Rare Books Cataloging workshop (S603) as well as a History of Libraries course (S580).

Meanwhile, we have had to say goodbye to two members of the Lilly Library staff: Gabriel Swift and Elizabeth McCraw. Gabriel, former Reference/Technical Associate in the Lilly Library, accepted a position at the Firestone Library, Princeton University, as Reference Librarian for Special Collections. Elizabeth, who was Senior Retrospective Conversion and Special Projects Cataloger at the Lilly Library, accepted a position as Special Projects Cataloger at UNC Chapel Hill. She will be cataloging printed materials in the North Carolina Collection and sound recordings for the Southern Folklife Collection.

Congratulations, Lori, Gabriel and Elizabeth!

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