Lilly Library

Lilly Library

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Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
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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.

Our Collections

Abbott mss., 1969-1985

The Abbott mss., 1969-1985, consists of the files of economist Lawrence Abbott, 1902-1985, relating to his activities with the World Federalist Association.
Collection ID: LMC 1001

Abercrombie mss., 1909-1938

The Abercrombie mss., 1909-1938, consists of letters and writings of poet Lascelles Abercrombie, 1881-1938.
Collection ID: LMC 1002

Ackroyd mss., 1959-1967

The Ackroyd mss., 1959-1967, consists of letters written to artist Graham Ackroyd, 1920-, from author Philip Kenneth Callow, 1924-2007.
Collection ID: LMC 1003

Adam mss., 1863-1930

The Adam mss., 1863-1930, consists of the letters and papers of French writer, literary review editor, and salon hostess Juliette (Lambert) Adam, 1836-1936.
Collection ID: LMC 1004

Adams, M. mss., 1954-1997

The Adams, M. mss., 1954-2005, consists of the papers and correspondence of culinary author Marcia Adams, 1935-2011, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Collection ID: LMC 2413

Adams mss., 1912-1981

The Adams mss., 1912-1981, consists of the letters, photographs, and writings by and about author Booth Tarkington, 1869-1946, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kennebunkport, Maine. The collection was compiled by Reily Gibson Adams, 1911-1982, whose first wife, Mary Stewart Haines, 1912-1975, was Tarkington's first cousin twice removed.
Collection ID: LMC 1005

Adams, R. mss., 1968-1984

The Adams, R. mss., 1968-1984, collection consists of the papers of publishing firm Rex Collings Ltd. relating to the publication of several novels, primarily Watership Down (1972), by author Richard Adams, 1920-2016.
Collection ID: LMC 1006

Adomeit mss., 2000 BCE - 1995 CE

The Adomeit mss., 2000 BCE - 1995 CE, consists of miniature manuscripts collected by Ruth Elizabeth Adomeit, 1910-1996.
Collection ID: LMC 2430

Adomeit mss. II, 1950s-1995

The Adomeit mss. II, 1950-1995, consists of the papers of Ruth Elizabeth Adomeit, 1910-1996, relating primarily to her collecting of miniature books and manuscripts.
Collection ID: LMC 1009

Adomeit mss. III, 1961-1965

The Adomeit mss. III, 1961-1995, consists of correspondence between miniature book collector and bibliographer Ruth Elizabeth Adomeit, 1910-1996, and James DeLancey.
Collection ID: LMC 2683

African American Film Script Collection, 1929-2002

The collection consists of typescripts of films written by, directed by, or starring African Americans. The typescripts are in various states of revision and various formats.
Collection ID: LMC 33000

Agee mss., 2002-2014

The Agee mss., 2002-2014, consist of the manuscripts, books, and correspondence of translator Joel Agee.
Collection ID: LMC 2922

Albee mss., 1961

The Albee mss., 1961, consists of mimeographed stage scripts for The American Dream and The Death of Bessie Smith, two one-act plays by American dramatist Edward Albee, 1928-2016.
Collection ID: LMC 1007

Albeville mss., 1653-1690

The Albeville mss., 1653-1690, consists of documents related to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in Great Britain, including letters to Marquis d'Albeville Ignatius White, 1626-1694.
Collection ID: LMC 1008

Aldair, Lyle G. mss., 1863-1864

The Adair, Lyle G. mss., 1863-1864, consists of the wartime correspondence of Seargeant Lyle G. Adair, 1843-1918, during his service with the 111th United States Colored Infantry.
Collection ID: LMC 2875

Alden mss., 1951-2001

The Alden mss., 1951-2001, consists of correspondence and research files generated by historian Dauril Alden, 1926-, in preparation of his biography of Dutch and Portuguese colonial historian Charles Ralph Boxer, 1904-2000.
Collection ID: LMC 2483

Alden mss. II, 1964-1991

The Alden mss. II, 1964-1991, consists of the correspondence between historians Dauril Alden, 1926-, and Charles R. Boxer, 1904-2000.
Collection ID: LMC 2561

Alexander mss., 1895-1943

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

Alex mss., 1910-1935

The Alex mss., 1910-1935, consists of letters from author Upton Beall Sinclair, 1890-1968, to lawyer and fellow socialist Tanna Alex, 1884-1982.
Collection ID: LMC 1010

Allen, Barry mss., 1967-2010

The Allen, Barry mss. consists of various scripts and screenplays collected by Barry Allen, 1943-.
Collection ID: LMC 2784

Allen, E. mss., 2007-2009

The Allen, E. mss., 2007-2009, consist of correspondence and proof pages relating to translations into English from the Spanish by Esther Allen.
Collection ID: LMC 2677

Allen Family mss., 1908-1972

The Allen family mss., ca. 1908-1972, consist of five letters from poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 1879-1931, to Harriet Herron Collins Allen, (Mrs. Samuel Ellsworth Allen) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and of letters from several individuals involved with the theatre to the Harriet Allen's daughter, Ruth Collins Allen.
Collection ID: LMC 1013

Allen mss., 800-1972

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.
Collection ID: LMC 2454

Allen, R. mss., 1999

The Allen, R. mss. consists of a translation by Roger Allen, 1942-, Professor of Arabic, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Collection ID: LMC 2247

Allen, W. H. mss., 1973-1989

The Allen, W. H. mss., 1973-1989, consist of the correspondence and papers of publisher W. H. Allen in relation to author Alan Sillitoe.
Collection ID: LMC 2501

Allen, Woody mss., 1980-2004

The Allen, Woody mss., 1980-2004, consist of the correspondence and ephemera of director Woody Allen.
Collection ID: LMC 2898

All In The Family mss., 1977-1978

The All in the Family mss., 1977-1978, consists of drafts of scripts for ten episodes of the television series All in the Family, produced by Norman Lear, 1922-.
Collection ID: LMC 1012

ALMA mss., 1961-1964

The ALMA mss., 1961-1964, consists of the correspondence and papers of the Association of Literary Magazines of America, founded in 1961.
Collection ID: LMC 1014

Alströmer mss., 1779-1784

The Alströmer mss., 1779-1784 and 1865, consists of a series of French newsletters addressed in a number of instances to naturalist Clas Alströmer, 1736-1794, of Gothembourg, Sweden.
Collection ID: LMC 1015

ALTA mss., 1978-2001

The ALTA mss., 1978-2001, consists of records of the American Literary Translators Association, founded 1978.
Collection ID: LMC 2246

Altenburg mss., 1946-1960

The Altenburg mss., 1946-1960, consists of the papers of geneticist Edgar Altenburg, 1888-1967.
Collection ID: LMC 2291

Alyea mss., 1926-1973

The Alyea mss., 1926-1973, consists of the writings of poet Dorothy Collins Alyea, 1898-1974.
Collection ID: LMC 2585

American Literature mss., 1789-2000

The American literature mss., 1789-2000, consists of an ongoing collection of individual items related to American literature.
Collection ID: LMC 1016

American Song Sheets, 1850-1870

This collection consists of American song sheets without music from the mid-19th century.
Collection ID: M1628.2.A5

Ames mss., 1840-1983

The Ames mss., 1840-1983 consist of the papers, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and collected items of the Sally Mundy, 1886-1963, her son Richard Ames 1905-1984, and her second husband, author Talbot Mundy 1879-1940.
Collection ID: LMC 1017

Amfiteatrov mss., 1890-1948

The Amfiteatrov mss., 1890-1948, consists of the correspondence and writings of journalist and playwright Aleksandr Valentinovich Amfiteatrov, 1862-1938.
Collection ID: LMC 2199

Anderson mss., 1967-2004

The Anderson mss., 1967-2004, consist of the correspondence, catalogs, and ephemera of Frank John Anderson related to private press publishing, miniature books, and book collecting.
Collection ID: LMC 2499

Andrzejewski mss., 1950-1989

The Andrzejewski mss., 1950-1995, consists of papers relating to the languages, literatures, and cultures of the peoples of the Horn of Africa as collected and compiled by linguistics scholar Bogumil Witalis "Goosh" Andrzejewski, 1922-1994.
Collection ID: LMC 2282

Andrzejewski mss. II, 1950-1990

The Andrzejewski mss. II, 1950-1990, consists of the writings of Somali linguistics scholar and poet Bogumil Witalis "Goosh" Andrzejewski, 1922-1994.
Collection ID: LMC 2284

Anna Karenina mss., 1935

The Anna Karenina mss., 1935, consists of papers relating to the motion picture Anna Karenina, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release directed by Clarence Brown, 1890–1987, and written by Clemence Dane, 1888–1965, and Salka Viertel, 1889–1978.
Collection ID: LMC 1018

Antheil mss., 1925-1938

The Antheil mss., 1925-1938, consists primarily of letters from poet Ezra Pound, 1885-1972, to composer George Antheil, 1900-1959.
Collection ID: LMC 1019

Antioch mss., 1963-1965

The Antioch mss., 1963-1965, consists of poetry and articles for publication in Antioch Review of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Collection ID: LMC 1020

Antioch Review mss., 1940-2007

The Antioch Review mss., 1940-2007, consists of the records of the literary publication Antioch Review of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Collection ID: LMC 2665

Antonow mss., 1956-1963

The Antonow mss., 1956-1963, consists of poems by James Vincent Cunningham, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Carl Sandburg, Sir Walter Scott, Karl Shapiro, and Richard Wilbur, all collected by lawyer Joseph P. Antonow, 1915-1990.
Collection ID: LMC 1021

Čapek mss., 1900-1937

The Čapek mss., circa 1900-1937, consist of letters, drawings, et cetera, of or relating to Czech author Karel Čapek, 1890-1938, acquired at various times from various sources.
Collection ID: LMC 2209

Applegate mss., 1863-1929

The Applegate mss., 1863-1929, consists mainly of correspondence between John S. Applegate, 1823-1867, and his wife Elizabeth S. (Lynch) Applegate, 1823-1890, during the Civil War, and letters from Elizabeth S. Applegate to their daughter Alma Etta (Applegate) White, 1855-1930.
Collection ID: LMC 1022

Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962

The Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962, consists of the office files of the publishing company, its two predecessors, D. Appleton & Co., and the Century Co., and to a small extent its successor, Appleton-Century Crofts, Inc.
Collection ID: LMC 1023

Archer mss., 1838-1940

The Archer mss., 1838-1940, consists of notes on lectures and papers written by Calvin Beza Kell Archer, 1822-1947, while he was a student at Princeton Seminary (now Hanover College) and Indiana University, 1838-1844.
Collection ID: LMC 1024

Archipelago Books mss., 1981-2016

The Archipelago Books mss., 1981-2016, consists of the records of Archipelago Books, founded by Jill Schoolman in 2003.
Collection ID: LMC 2542

Arden, C. mss., 1938-1940

The Arden, C. mss., 1938-1940, consists of twenty-eight letters from writer Edward Frederic Benson, 1867-1940, to fellow writer Lily Clive Nutt, 1888-1973, also known as Clive Arden.
Collection ID: LMC 1026

Arden mss., 1959

The Arden mss., 1959, consists of plays written by English playwright John Arden, 1930-2012.
Collection ID: LMC 1025

Ardizzone, Anthony V. mss., 1969-2012

The Ardizzone, Anthony V. mss. consists of the papers of author and English professor Tony Ardizzone, 1949-.
Collection ID: LMC 2818

Ardizzone mss., 1956-1962

The Ardizzone mss., 1956-1962, consists of the drawings and writings of English illustrator Edward Jeffrey Irving, 1900-1979.
Collection ID: LMC 1027

Arikha, Avigdor mss., 1933-2011

The Arikha mss., 1933-2011, consists of correspondence from writer Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, to Avigdor Arikha, 1929-2010, and Arikha's wife, poet Anne Atik, 1932-. Arikha's various collected periodicals, catalogues, theatre ephemera, criticisms of Beckett, and other related items.
Collection ID: LMC 2764

Aristotle mss., 1603-1704

The Aristotle mss., 1603-1704, consists of commentaries on the works of Aristotle. At least half of the volumes concentrate on logic, but other subjects are covered as well, including physics and general philosophy.
Collection ID: LMC 1034

Armour mss., 1952-1956

The Armour mss., 1952-1956, consists of letters from author Upton Sinclair, 1878-1968, to author and English professor Richard Willard Armour, 1906-1989.
Collection ID: LMC 1028

Armstrong mss., 1830-1838

The Armstrong mss., 1830-1838, consists primarily of letters from Secretary of War John Armstrong, 1758-1843, to Colonel John J. Albert, 1788-1863.
Collection ID: LMC 1029

Armstrong, T. mss., 1932-1945

The Armstrong, T. mss., 1932-1945, consists of drafts and annotated printed copies of poetic works by author Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, 1912-1970, who published as John Gawsworth.
Collection ID: LMC 1030

Arnold mss., 1882-1899

The Arnold mss., 1882-1899, consists primarily of letters written by British author Edwin Arnold, 1832-1904, to British India official Francis Henry Skrine, 1847-1933.
Collection ID: LMC 1031

Arthur LeRoy Kaser collection : plays by Arthur LeRoy Kaser from the twentieth century, 1927-1952

The Arthur LeRoy Kaser collection: plays by Arthur LeRoy Kaser from the twentieth century, 1927-1952, consist of 83 plays by Arthur LeRoy Kaser in 80 volumes.
Collection ID: PS3521 .A72

Art mss., 1740-1993

The Art mss., 1740-1993, consists of drawings, sketches, etchings, illustrations, and other works of art acquired individually from various artists.
Collection ID: LMC 2443

Ashton mss., 1818-1876

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

Asquith mss., 1910-1956

The Asquith mss., 1910-1956, consists of letters written to English novelist Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn (Charteris) Asquith, 1887-1969.
Collection ID: LMC 1033

Asquith mss. II, 1881-1957

The Asquith mss. II, 1881-1957, consists primarily of the letters of English writer and journalist Charles Whibley, 1859-1930, to English novelist Lady Cynthia Asquitch, 1887-1960.
Collection ID: LMC 1035

Astle mss., 1795-1797

The Astle mss., 1795-1797, consists of the letters and memoranda of Andrew Stuart, 1725-1801, Scottish lawyer, to Thomas Astle, 1735-1801, English antiquary and paleographer.
Collection ID: LMC 1036

Atkins mss., 1896-1980

The Atkins mss., 1896-1980, consists largely of movie stills acquired by Thomas Radcliffe Atkins, 1939-2008, founder and editor of The Film Journal.
Collection ID: LMC 1037

Atocha mss., 1843-1855

The Atocha mss., 1843-1855, consists of letters sent to businessman Alexander J. Atocha, 1804-1870, during the Mexican-American War.
Collection ID: LMC 1038

Auchincloss mss., 1928-1935

The Auchincloss mss., 1928-1935, consists of materials that were removed from Lilly Library copies of books by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1869-1935. The books formerly belonged to broker Charles C. Auchincloss, 1881-1961.
Collection ID: LMC 1039

Augustan mss., 1688-1748

The Augustan mss., 1688-1748, consists of manuscripts and correspondence collected by Indiana University Professor William T. Morgan, 1922-1945, relating to the Age of Queen Anne.
Collection ID: LMC 1040

Avallone mss., 1962-1984

The Avallone mss., 1962-1984, consists of letters from author Robert Albert Bloch, 1917-1994, in Los Angeles, California, to writer Michael Avallone, 1924-1999, in New Jersey.
Collection ID: LMC 1041

Avery, Martha mss., 1800-1970

The Avery, Martha mss., 1800-1970, consist of Mongolian and Tibetan woodblocks and manuscripts collected by Martha Avery.
Collection ID: LMC 2819

Aylesford mss., 1941-1968

The Ayelsford mss., 1941-1968, consists primarily of correspondence, articles, photographs, and miscellaneous material collected by friar Father Brocard Sewell, 1912-2000, during the years he edited The Aylesford Review, a literary quarterly sponsored by the British Carmelites, 1955-1968.
Collection ID: LMC 1042

Baatz mss., 1940-2010

The Baatz mss., 1940-2010, consists of correspondence from prominent literary and political figures to librarian Wilmer Henry Baatz, 1915-1991.
Collection ID: LMC 1043

Bainville mss., 1927-1934

The Bainville mss., 1927-1934, consists of the letters of historian and journalist Jacques Bainville, 1879-1936.
Collection ID: LMC 1044

Baker, E. mss., 1958-2003

The Baker, E. mss., 1958-2003, consists primarily of the correspondence and writings of screenwriter and novelist Elliott Baker, 1922-2007.
Collection ID: LMC 2386

Baker, E. mss. II, 1964-1965

The Baker, E. mss. II, 1964-1965, consist of three items related to A Fine Madness (1964), by writer Elliott Baker, 1922-2007.
Collection ID: LMC 2387

Baker, Hord, and Hendricks mss., 1862-1916

The Baker, Hord, and Hendricks mss., 1862-1916, consists of records of the Indianapolis, Indiana, law firm founded in 1862 by Thomas Andrews Hendricks, 1819-1885, and Oscar B. Hord, 1829-1888.
Collection ID: LMC1053

Baker, K. mss., 1958-1978

The Baker, K. mss., 1958-1978, consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other materials of modern authors collected by businessman Keith Baker, 1906-1986.
Collection ID: LMC 1045

Baker Street Irregulars mss., 1923-2021

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.
Collection ID: LMC 2936

Baldwin mss., 1951-1975

The Baldwin mss., 1951-1975, consists of the letters of author James Baldwin, 1924-1987, to editor William Rossa Cole, 1919-2000.
Collection ID: LMC 1046

Bales mss., 1922-2000

The Bales mss., 1922-2000, consists of the papers, writings, research files, and photographs of Pyle family historian George Carson Bales, 1920-2016.
Collection ID: LMC 2161

Ballantyne mss., 1934-1972

The Ballantyne mss., 1934-1972, consists of letters written to Scottish collector Charles Ballantyne, 1903-1985, about novelist William Beckford, 1760-1844.
Collection ID: LMC 1047

Ball mss., 1873-1981

The Ball mss., 1873-1981, consists of the correspondence, family papers, and items collected by George Alexander Ball, 1862-1955, his wife, Frances Emily (Woodworth) Ball, 1872-1958, and their daughter, Elisabeth Woodworth Ball, 1897-1982.
Collection ID: LMC 1056

Baltic mss., 1539-1710

The Baltic mss., 1539-1710, consists primarily of Russian and Slavic legal documents.
Collection ID: LMC 1050

Banta mss., 1836-1888

The Banta mss., 1836-1888, consists of the papers of James P. Banta, 1814-1873, Civil War soldier of Salem, Indiana, and his wife, Jane P. Lewelling, 1812-.
Collection ID: LMC 1048

Banta, R.E. mss., 1938-1977

The Banta, R.E. mss., 1938-1977, consists of the writings and research notes of Richard Elwell Banta, 1904-1977, bookman and raconteur.
Collection ID: LMC 1049

Baraka mss., 1981-2003

The Baraka mss., 1981-2003, consists of the notebooks and unpublished works of poet Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014, previously known as LeRoi Jones.
Collection ID: LMC 2516

Barber mss., 1862-1864

The Barber mss., 1862-1864, consists of the Civil War diary of Confederate soldier Flavel C. Barber, 1830-1864.
Collection ID: LMC 1051

Barke mss., 1948

The Barke mss., 1948, consists of three volumes of The Wonder of All the Gay World: A Novel of the Life and Loves of Robert Burns by author James Barke, 1905-1958.
Collection ID: LMC 1052

Barker mss., 1953-1954

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.
Collection ID: LMC 1054

Barnard, H. mss., 1924-1983

The Barnard, H. mss., 1924-1983, consists of the correspondence of Harry Barnard, 1906-1982, journalist, relating to his projected biography of Wendell Lewis Willkie, 1892-1944.
Collection ID: LMC 1065

Barnard mss., 1940-1966

The Barnard mss., 1940-1966, consists of the research materials gathered by scholar of English literature Ellsworth Barnard, 1907-2003, for his biography Wendell Willkie: Fighter for Freedom (1966).
Collection ID: LMC 1055

Barnhart Dictionary mss., 1929-2005

The Barnhart Dictionary mss., 1929-2005, consists of the correspondence, business records, project files, reference books, notes, and proofs of lexicographer Clarence L. Barnhart, 1900-1993, and the dictionaries he edited.
Collection ID: LMC 2876

Barnhart mss., 1813-1962

The Barnhart mss., 1813-1962, consists of the papers of history scholar John Donald Barnhart, 1895-1967.
Collection ID: LMC 1057

Barnstone, A. mss., 1968-2010

The Barnstone, A. mss., 1968-, consists of the poems and correspondence of poet Aliki Dora Barnstone, 1956-.
Collection ID: LMC 2344

Barnstone mss., 1948-2015

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

Barr mss., 1958-1971

The Barr mss., 1958-1971, consists of the official papers of American businessman and politician Joseph Walker Barr, 1918-1996.
Collection ID: LMC 1069

Barr, R. mss., 1964-1965

The Barr, R. mss., 1964-1965, consists of two 16mm film interviews of Vance Hartke, 1919-2003, U.S. Senator from Indiana.
Collection ID: LMC 2527

Bartholomew mss., 1838-1886

The Bartholomew mss., 1838-1886, consists of the papers of American businessman, pioneer, and judicial officer Jacob Bartholomew, 1818-1863, and his wife, Emily Ebersole Bartholomew, 1825-1913.
Collection ID: LMC 1058

Bates, Dewey mss., 1888-1889

The Bates, Dewey mss., 1888-1889, consists of correspondence primarily between artist Dewey Bates, 1851-1898; his wife, Kate, 1860-1948; and his brother, Stockton, 1843-1916, president of the Bridesburg Manufacturing Company.
Collection ID: LMC 2909