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An exhibition catalogue of manuscripts, letters, memorabilia, and sheet music by and about Indiana-born composer Hoagland Howard Carmichael. The exhibition also contained early recordings of Carmichael’s work, from the Indiana Archives of Traditional Music. A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, Hoagy Carmichael achieved recognition as a jazz pianist, composer, actor, and writer during…

The catalogue for an exhibition organized on the occasion of the Manuscript Society’s annual meeting which held at the Lilly Library in 1964. The manuscripts collections exhibited are intended to represent fields in which the Library has some strength. The catalogue describes the Lilly Library’s holdings in the fields of medieval manuscripts, Latin America, English history and belles-lettres,…

An exhibition catalogue of the Lilly Library’s collection of seventeenth-century editions of writings by John Milton, the fifth largest of those collections in the world. The exhibition was planned to commemorate the publication of Dr. William Riley Parker’s Milton: a Biography. The catalogue serves as a checklist of seventeenth-century editions of Milton’s works. Although all exhibited…

This catalogue, and the exhibit it describes, focus on the towns and cities of the eighteenth century, from the perspectives of graphic artists, poets, novelists, social scientists, city planners, and mapmakers. Included items document the extraordinary growth of cities in the west during this period, and comment on trade, industry, commerce, entertainment, consumption, production, and population.

An exhibition catalogue of materials selected from Nick Karanovich’s collection of Twainiana. Items include objects associated with Twain, books from Twain’s library, Twain letters and manuscripts, photographs and other images of Twain, Twain’s publications, including publisher’s promotional material, works about Twain, and Twain’s life and work as depicted in film productions. Preface…

Justin G. Schiller’s account of his week at the former home of Elisabeth Ball, in Muncie, Indiana, where he and Dennis David organized the appraisal of Elisabeth Ball’s collection of children’s literature shortly before its arrival at the Lilly Library. The account includes details of the discovery of the Jane Johnson papers.

An exhibition catalogue drawn from the J.K. Lilly collection of original appearances of classical works in the history of medicine and surgery. The introduction relates the history of Mr. Lilly’s collecting in those fields beginning with his interest in American medicine and then his subsequent aim to form a representative collection of the classic books in the history of medicine. Although the…

Following the donation of J. K. Lilly’s library to Indiana University in 1955, David A. Randall was selected to be the Lilly Library’s first curator. He joined the faculty at Bloomington, having previously managed the rare book department at the New York Scribner Bookstore, and remained at the Lilly Library for nineteen years. Following his death in 1975, this exhibition and catalogue,…

This catalogue, and the exhibition it describes, celebrate some famous and not so famous stories and the various forms they have taken over the centuries. Materials from the Lilly Library collections are used to trace the origins, or first appearance, or an early appearance of a story which is then followed through its evolution into the different forms by which stories have been told through the…

This small book was published to accompany an exhibition drawn from the Desmond and Mary MacCarthy papers which consist of letters, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, radio scripts, tear sheets, school reports, diaries and drawings. Although the MacCarthys are usually considered as peripheral members of the Bloomsbury Group, the selections from the Lilly Library’s collection enable a…