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Programs & Services: Publications: Collection Guides: Sylvia Plath Papers


The items from Sylvia Plath's library now housed in the Lilly Library include approximately 150 books, many with inscriptions and annotations. For example, her heavily annotated copy of The Portable James Joyce is present.

These items may be found in IUCAT, the online catalog, at Select Lilly Library at the 'Select Library' option and then enter the words: Plath former owner for a keyword search.

For an alphabetical listing by title of Plath's library, request the following at the reference desk in the Reading Room:

Plath, Sylvia. Short Title List (Lilly Z881 .I394 A2 No.P716 1977)

For other materials in the printed collection relating to Plath, including BBC recordings and scripts, Plath's publications, and bibliographies and other works about Plath, refer to the card catalog located in the Reading Room or search IUCAT, Indiana University's computerized library catalog.

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