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Lilly Library

Lilly Library

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The Lilly Library is the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington. Its collections represent a diversity of subjects, including literature; children’s literature; history; folklore; science; radio, film and television; book collecting and bookselling; journalism; and translation.

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Renoir mss., ca. 1913-1968

1 Box (1 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2390
Consists primarily of the correspondence and papers of Claude Renoir, 1901-1969, film producer, together with some papers of his better-known filmmaker brother, Jean Renoir, 1894-1979. The correspondence includes letters between the brothers regarding both family and film matters, as well as other business correspondence relating to the various film projects in which Claude and Jean were involved from Nana in 1926 to Opera-Musette in 1942. There are also film scripts and synopses by Claude and by Jean Renoir, financial documents, a film distribution notebook, a notebook of Claude's notes for "Cezanne," and photographs of Claude and Jean Renoir from 1914-1968.

Latin American mss. --Mexico II, 1560-1940

7 folios Collection ID: LMC 1621
The Latin American mss. --Mexico II, 1560-1940, consists of individual items acquired separately either as a gift, purchase, transfer, or removal from a variety of sources, complementing the materials in the Latin American mss. Mexico collection. Additions continue to be made.

Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891

9 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize) Collection ID: LMC 2442
The Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891, consist of the correspondence, writings, personal and business papers of American statesman William Bingham, 1752-1804.

Allen mss., 800-1972

150 Items Collection ID: LMC 2454
The Allen mss., 800-1972, consists of manuscript pieces collected by William Edward David Allen, 1901-1973, foreign service officer, businessman, and author, and his own writings about Georgian history.

Wiggs mss., 1874-1936

32 Items (1 box; 1 folio) Collection ID: LMC 2120
The Wiggs mss., 1874-1936, are the papers of George Washington Wiggs, 1853-1938, grain dealer on the Chicago Board of Trade, member of the Press Club of Chicago, and an Indiana University graduate of 1874.

Frasier mss., 1934-2014

22 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2962
The Frasier mss., 1934-2014, consist of David K. Frasier's research materials, drafts, and related correspondence for his encyclopedias of show-business homicide and suicide as well as his biography/bibliography of Russ Meyer. Also included is correspondence with and writings about serial killer John Wayne Gacy and filmmaker Kenneth Anger.

Rosenberg mss., 1938-1982

1 Box (1 standard) Collection ID: LMC 1931
The Rosenberg mss., ca. 1938-1982, consist of letters from film critic and reviewer Pauline Kael, 1919-2001, to longtime friend Violet Rosenberg.

Barnstone mss., 1948-2015

65 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2343
The Barnstone mss., 1948-2015, consists of the papers of poet and translator Willis Barnstone, 1927-.

Boxer mss. III, 1647-1999

26 Linear Feet (20 boxes, 3 oversize) Collection ID: LMC 3012
The Boxer mss. III, 1647-1999, consists of the correspondence, papers and memorabilia of historian Charles R. Boxer, 1904-2000.

Sonneborn mss., 1922-1981

67 Boxes (62 standard, 5 custom) Collection ID: LMC 2167
The Sonneborn mss., 1922-1981, consists of the papers of American biologist Tracy Morton Sonneborn, 1905-1981.

Norvelle mss. II, 1920-1981

7 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2395
The Norvelle mss. II, 1920-1981, consist of the papers of Lee Roy Norvelle, 1892-1984, Professor Emeritus of Speech and Theatre at Indiana University. Present are correspondence, travel memorabilia, the typescript and galleys for Professor Norvelle's autobiography, The Road Taken (IU Foundation, 1980), and five reels of tape recordings.

di Giovanni, Norman Thomas mss., 1953-1994

39 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2806
The di Giovanni, Norman Thomas mss., ca. 1953-1994, consists of the correspondence and writings of the author and translator, Norman Thomas di Giovanni, who is known for his collaboration with Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges.

Lütgenhorst, Manuel mss., 1965-2007

20 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2840
The Lütgenhorst, Manuel mss., ca. 1965-2007, consists of the papers, artwork, photographs, and films of Manuel Lütgenhorst regarding his work as an award-winning set, costume, and lighting designer.

Preston, Robert mss., ca. 1930s-1990s

5 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2725
The Preston, Robert mss., ca. 1930s-1990s, consist of correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of stage and screen actor Robert Preston.

Baker Street Irregulars mss., 1923-2021

72 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2936
The Baker Street Irregulars mss., 1923-2007, consists of correspondence, business files, and publications of the Baker Street Irregulars, a Sherlock Holmes literary society founded in 1934.

Wakefield mss., 1950-2011

137 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2715
The Wakefield mss., 1950-2011, consists of the papers of novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Dan Wakefield, 1932- .

Elder, Robert K. mss. II

4 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2967
The Elder, Robert K. mss. II, 2001-2020, consist of personal correspondence from writer and journalist Robert K. Elder to his collaborator Aaron Vetch.

Kessler mss., 1966-2018

42 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2688
The Kessler mss., 1966-2018, consists primarily of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence and other material reflecting the creative life of Stephen Kessler (b. 1947), poet, translator, essayist and editor.

Brochmann, Elisabeth mss., December 31, 1900 - November 17, 1917

1 Box (1 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2751
The Brochmann, Elisabeth mss., circa 1910-1917, consist of letters and related material addressed to Norwegian literary translator Elisabeth Brochmann (1858-1915), best known for her translations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Revilliod mss., 1919-1971

1 folio (oversize) Collection ID: LMC 2409
The Revilliod mss., 1919-1971, are the papers of Mrs. Olga (Masaryk) Revilliod, (Mrs. Henri Jules Revilliod), 1891-1978, daughter of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, 1850-1937, president of Czechoslovak Republic, 1918-1935. They consist of letters from her sister, Alice Garrigue Masaryk, 1879-1966, sociologist, 1950-1962; from Mrs. Ruth (Crawford) Mitchell, 1890-1984, social service worker, 1954- 1964; from U.S. senators, who were sponsoring a bill in Congress for Henri Jules Revilliod, 1873-1956, physician, and Mrs. Olga (Masaryk) Revilliod, to become permanent residents of the United States; from scholars not to pursue the matter of finding a publisher for volume III of the Spirit of Russia; from publishers; and from personal friends. Many of the letters are in Czech. Included are also thirty-one sketchbooks, 1920-1956, of sketches made by Henri Jules Revilliod; a musical composition, Vanocni Koledy, by Karel J. Staller, 1958; memorabilia; pictures; newspaper clippings, and other printed matter. Among the correspondents are Selden Daskam Bacon, Price Daniel, Frederick May Eliot, Harry David Gideonse, Ivan Herben, James Hovorka, John Howland Lathrop, Herbert Henry Lehman, Edward Martin, Alice Garrigue Masaryk, Kenneth Dexter Miller, Mrs. Ruth (Crawford) Mitchell, Premysl Pitter, William Arthur Purtell, Hugh Doggett Scott, James Thomson Shotwell, Grace Harriet Spofford, and Sir Stanley Unwin. The first box in the collection contains biographical information.

Lasselle mss., 1756-1840

1 Box (1 standard) Collection ID: LMC 1604
The Lasselle mss., 1756-1840, are papers of Hyacinth Lasselle Jr., 1806-1876, assembled during his time as judge.

Smith, L.P. mss., 1868-1946

2 Boxes (2 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2306
The Smith, L.P. mss., 1868-1946, consists primarily of the correspondence and writings of essayist Logan Pearsall Smith, 1865-1946.

Slavic mss., 1817-1947

3 Boxes (2 standard, 1 custom) Collection ID: LMC 1980
The Slavic mss., 1817-1947, consists of letters and documents of Russian and Czech political and literary figures, including Russian author Ivan Alekseevich Bunin, 1870-1953, and Czech politicians Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, 1850-1937, and Jan Garrigue Masaryk, 1886-1948.

Partridge mss., 1914-1966

11 Boxes (11 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2330
The Partridge mss., ca. 1914–1979, consist of the correspondence, notebooks, and drafts of the works of lexicographer, Eric Partridge, 1894–1979, perhaps best known for his dictionaries of slang and unconventional English.

Petersen mss., 1781-1935

6 Folders Collection ID: LMC 1828
The Petersen mss., 1781-1935, is a collection of letters from thirty-nine British writers to various friends and associates.

Latin American mss.--Peru II, 1760-1820

1 Box (1 standard) Collection ID: LMC 1628
The Latin American mss. Peru II, ca. 1760-1820, consists of 25 documents which describe living conditions, roads, local Indians, etc. in Peru.

Nolan, Val mss., 1907-1941

1 Box (1 standard) Collection ID: LMC 1796
The Nolan, Val mss. consists of the speeches, papers, correspondence, and photographs of Val Nolan, 1892-1940, graduate of the Indiana University Law School, U.S. District Attorney, and trustee of Indiana University.

Bobbs-Merrill mss. III, 1952-1984

3 Boxes (3 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2508
The Bobbs-Merrill mss. III, 1952-1984, consist of brochures, catalogs, and promotional materials for Bobbs-Merill publishers.

Hurt mss., 1933-2002

5 Boxes (5 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2349
The Hurt mss., 1933-2002, consist of scrapbooks relating to the political, legal, and military careers of attorney John E. Hurt.

Hadley, E. mss.

1 Box (1 standard) Collection ID: LMC 1433
The Hadley, E. mss., 1861-1888, consists of letters written during and after the Civil War to Indiana farmer Enos Hadley, 1825-1893.

Blair, M.A.I. mss., 1684-1897

4 folios Collection ID: LMC 1095
The Blair, M.A.I. mss., 1684-1897, consists of letters and documents collected by art collector and benefactor Mary Anne Italia Mitchell Blair, 1855-1940.

Brown County, Ind., History mss., 1858-1889

645 Items (2 boxes) Collection ID: LMC 1140
The Brown county, Ind., History mss., 1858-1889, consist of election records, school records, bids for paupers, service on roads receipts, and other items, for Johnson township, Brown County, Indiana.

Alexander mss., 1895-1943

2 Boxes (2 standard) Collection ID: LMC 1011
The Alexander mss., 1895-1943, consists of the letters and papers of Indiana University librarian William Albert Alexander, 1875-1943.

Barker mss., 1953-1954

1 Linear Feet (1 box) Collection ID: LMC 1054
The Barker mss., 1953-1954, consists of four notebooks of George Barker, 1913-1991, author, and an undated letter from him to David John Wright, 1920-1994, author.

Ashton mss., 1818-1876

2 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 1032
The Ashton mss., 1818-1876, consists of the papers of textile designer William Adolphus Ashton, 1803-1870.

Quinn mss., 1896-1930

1.6 linear feet (1 folder; 1 box; 1 volume; 81 items. ) Collection ID: LMC 1859
The Quinn mss., 1896-1930, contains the correspondence of dramatist John Millington Synge, 1871-1909; the final draft of his play, The Playboy of the Western World; and the writings of other authors, chiefly Amory Hare, 1885-1964.

Scammon mss., 1933-1978

21 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 1897
The Scammon mss., 1933-1978, consists of the papers of Richard Lewis Scammon, 1914-1979, Professor of Theatre and Drama at Indiana University from 1946 to 1979.

Seaver mss. II, 1961-1975

4 Boxes (4 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2664
The Seaver mss. II, 1961–1975, consists of the papers of translator, editor, and publisher Richard W. Seaver, 1926–2009.

Skinner, Robert E. mss., 1966-2013

8 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2841
The Skinner, Robert E. mss., 1966-2013, consists of the scrapbooks, ephemera, theatre programs, and writings of author Robert E. Skinner, 1948-.

Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company mss., 1810-1967

266739 Items Collection ID: LMC 2278
The Howard Ship Yards & Dock Company mss., 1834-1942, are papers of the company of that name of Jeffersonville, Indiana, builders of steamboats, barges, towboats, etc. The papers in the collection consist of account books and other financial records, letters received, letter-copybooks, blueprints, drawings, and some photographs.

Fahnestock mss., 1975-2009

4 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2255
The Fahnestock mss., 1975-1979, consists of the correspondence and translations by Lee Fahnestock of works by French author Michael Butor, 1926- .

Helm mss. II, 1948-1981

24 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2308
The Helm mss. II, ca. 1948-1981, consist of letters, writings, music compositions, and tape recordings of author and composer, Everett Burton Helm, 1913-1999.

Helm mss., 1693-1965

3 Boxes (3 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2307
The Helm mss., 1693-1965, consist of operatic scores largely in the hands of copyists, works of Mme Laure (Cinthie Montalant) Cinti-Damoreau, 1801-1863, singer and composer, and documents connected with the opera in Bologna, collected by Everett Helm, 1913-1999, composer and musicologist of New York and Asolo, Italy.

Marcuse mss., 1991-1993

24 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2380
The Marcuse mss., ca. 1991-1993, consists of translations into Spanish of three books by Dr. Seuss. The translations were done by Aída E. Marcuse, 1934- , translator and writer of children's books.

Cunningham mss., 1985-2008

11 Boxes (11 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2655
The Cunningham mss., circa 1985-2008, consist primarily of manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, and other material by scholar and writer Rodger Cunningham, Professor of English at Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky.

Wortsman mss., 1977-2006

4 Boxes (4 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2568
The Wortsman mss., 1977-2006, consist of the writings, translations, correspondence, and professional files of translator Peter Wortsman.

Whitehouse, F. mss., 1848-1938

2 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2693
The Whitehouse, F. mss, 1848-1938, consist of architectural renderings, photographs, scratch board sketches, and pen & ink sketches of works produced by noted Chicago architect, Francis M. Whitehouse.

Perkins, J. Greg mss., 1981-2022

6 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 2890
The Perkins, J. Greg Mss., ca. 1981-2018 consists of manuscripts, revision-related correspondence, and final versions of plays, novels, and short stories, as well as scholarly writings and professional papers of Dr. J. Greg Perkins, author.

Owen, C. T. mss., 1933-1942

2 Boxes (2 standard) Collection ID: LMC 2236
The Owen, C.T. mss., 1933-1942, consist of the correspondence of Charles Todd Owen, paper mill owner and book collector, and George Alexander Ball, manufacturer and book collector.

Indiana Coal Association mss., 1926-1958

376 Boxes Collection ID: LMC 1614
The Indiana Coal Association mss., 1926-1958, consist primarily of statistical data on the Indiana coal industry. The collection includes: consumer commercial reports, reports by mines, realization and destination of shipments records, cost data, summary operating results, and annual production data.