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.

Subcollections (42)

List of items in this collection

Straight mss. 1864-1881, LMC 2498

The Straight mss., 1864-1881, consists primarily of documents and papers relating to Captain David Evander Straight, 1832-1902, and the 100th Regiment, Unite...


Latin American mss. --Paraguay, 1640-1862

The Latin American mss. --Paraguay, 1640-1862, consists of individual items acquired separately either as a gift, purchase, transfer, or removal from a varie...


Harding, J.L. mss., 1861-1864, LMC 1461

The Harding, J.L. mss., 1861-1864, are Civil War letters of John Lucas Harding, 1841-1865, who served in the Indiana infantry, Seventh Regiment, Company I, ...


Hadley mss., 1860-1869

The Hadley mss., 1860-1869, consists of the Civil War letters of John Vestal Hadley, 1842-1915, ...


Isgrig mss., 1775-1854, LMC 2453

The Isgrig mss. consist of the Autobiography of Daniel Isgrig and associated material.


Gt. Brit. Admiralty mss., 1811-1813, LMC 1427

Consists of contemporary copies and duplicates of orders and letters to the commanders-in-chief at the Cape of Good Hope, Rear Admiral Robert Stopford (1768-...


Willett mss., 1863-1875

The Willett mss., 1863-1875, consist of letters and documents of the George Willett family of Quincy and Walpole, Massachusetts.


Lewis mss., 1812-1815

Collection consists of letters by Morgan Lewis to his wife, Mrs. Getrude (Livingston) Lewis.


Pennsylvania Militia mss., 1814-1821, LMC 2241

Consists of records of the Pennsylvania Militia, primarily during the War of 1812.


Holland mss., 1781-1953, LMC 1575

The Holland mss., 1781-1953, consists of correspondence and papers of three generations of Holland family physicians from Bloomington, Indiana: Philip Calphy...