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This catalogue describes an exhibition of documents and artifacts illustrating the life of Wendell Wilkie. The exhibit is organized to illustrate Willkie’s associations with Indiana University, his years as president of the large utility holding company Commonwealth and Southern, his nomination and the presidential campaign of 1940, his trip to war-torn Europe in 1941, and the publication of…

This catalogue describes an exhibition featuring highlights of the Lilly Library’s collection of American poetry from 1950 to 1980. Included in the exhibition are manuscripts and printer’s proofs, broadsides and posters, the little magazines, newsletters, poetry journals, and printed books. The exhibition draws on the Lilly Library’s extensive collection of manuscripts and papers by Sylvia…

This catalogue describes an exhibition featuring puzzles taken from the Jerry Slocum Collection, which contains, altogether, over 30,000 puzzles. In her introduction to the catalogue, Jillian Hinchliffe notes the puzzles’ ability to transcend purely mathematical concepts. She writes that “military and political events, popular entertainment, and the development of advertising as a…

This catalogue describes an exhibition of American patriotic songs, drawn largely from the collections of Josiah K. Lilly, J. K. Lilly Jr., and Dr. Saul Starr. At least five of the items featured are unique, including the first Southern printing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the first printing of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and an unrecorded broadside version of “Hail…

Responding to the startling fact that no definitive edition of any American author existed prior to 1962, the Modern Language Association created the Center for Editions of American Authors (CEAA), an organization designed to remedy this shortfall. In 1973, when this catalogue was published, the CEAA was in the process of producing definitive editions of twelve American authors: Washington Irving;…

This catalogue describes an exhibition comprising materials relating to Africa, many of which are drawn from the collections of J. K. Lilly, Bernardo Mendel, and Professor Charles Boxer. The exhibition is divided into seven sections: Africa in early printed books; voyages and discoveries; European expansion; exploration and travel; early African printing and linguistics; BBC scripts; and African…

This catalogue, and the exhibit it describes, attempt to illustrate by means of books, pamphlets, and manuscripts some aspects of the change, growth and development which have occurred in the state of Indiana during the one hundred and fifty years since statehood. The exhibition catalogue is divided into ten sections, each with an introduction followed by descriptions and comments on the items…

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