Lilly Library

Lilly Library

1200 East Seventh Street
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

Adair, 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

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., 1957-2019

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

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., 1941-1993

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