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title:

Lilly Library (rare books and manuscripts) ground breaking

image number:

P0022804

description:

J. K. Lilly, Jr. was the last Lilly family member to run the family company that is today Eli Lilly & Company (pharmaceutical manufacturers). He was a collector of rare books and manuscripts as well as lead toy soldiers and coins.

His rare books and manuscripts were donated to Indiana University along with funds to build a repository in which to house them.

date taken:

1958 March 7

film code:

Kodak - - Safety - - Film

photographer studio:

Photographic Services

donor image number:

58-563.2

accession number:

2000/003

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Wells, Herman B

personal name:

Lilly, Josiah K.

location of individuals:

(L to R) Herman B Wells and Josiah K. Lilly.

building name:

Auditorium (1941)

building name:

Lilly Library (1960)

topic:

Libraries

topic:

Ground breaking ceremonies

topic:

Group portraits

topic:

Philanthropy

topic:

Exterior

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Lilly Library

folder:

Library