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Selected images from the Lilly Library, At the Old Settlers Reunion. 1931. Photographed by Frank M. Hohenberger, Valentine The Lilly Library

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Exhibition: Americans on Vacation, June 18-September 9, 2017
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Exhibition: Duchesse de Berry: A Life in Music,July 1 - August 30, 2017
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Recent posts from the blog: Lilly Library News & Notes

Spock’s Ears: The Story of an Unexpected Donation
Visitors often ask Lilly Librarians where we get all of our wonderful treasures. Of course we began with a generous donation of over 20,000 books and 17,000 manuscripts from J.K. Lilly, Jr. Since his gift in the mid-1950s, we have acquired many fascinating, beautiful, and unexpected items through purchase and donation, and we’ve learned that … Continue reading "Spock’s Ears: The Story of an Unexpected Donation"

Anatomy of an Epitaph: A letter by the journalist Philip Stong on meeting Sacco and Vanzetti
By Katherine Reed, PhD candidate, University of Manchester August 23, 2017 is the 90th anniversary of the executions of the anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.  Accused of a crime they probably did not commit, in the midst of the Red Scare, their case became a liberal cause célèbre in the 1920s.  Having Dorothy Parker, John … Continue reading "Anatomy of an Epitaph: A letter by the journalist Philip Stong on meeting Sacco and Vanzetti"

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