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Selected images from the Lilly Library, Image of a New Zealand Chief, 1773, Sample book for monastic scribes, 1450, Poster for The Lilly Library

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Exhibition: The Performative Book from Medieval Europe to the Americas, January 14 - May 4, 2016, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Event: The Birth of Italics, by Randall McLeod, University of Toronto Monday, April 4, 4:00 p.m.

Event: Celebration of Cycling! Saturday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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Recent posts from the blog: LILLY LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES

Spectral Analysis of the Boxer Codex
During the first week of May, Ms. Ellen Hsieh, an Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship recipient, and Dr. Christian Fischer, from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program at UCLA, visited the Lilly Library to study the images of the Boxer Codex, one of the most important manuscripts in the Library‚Äôs collection. The […]

An Orson Welles birthday present
Earlier this week, the IU Libraries and the National Recording Preservation Foundation announced a project to preserve, digitize, and make available online all the Orson Welles radio recordings held in the Lilly Library. It is the largest trove of Welles recordings in existence, and most are originals cut directly from the radio broadcasts as they […]

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