The Lilly Library

About The Lilly Library

Image collections at the Lilly Library consist of historical prints, works of original art, images documenting mechanical puzzles, and a wide range of photographs held in a variety of collections of manuscripts and personal papers. Image collections available here include:

  • Prints documenting the events and people of the War of 1812, just a small portion of the prints held at the Library
  • The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles

The Frank M. Hohenberger Photograph Collection, consists of thousands of photographs documenting the people and places of Brown County, Indiana, and other locales.

The Lilly Library was founded in 1960 as the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository for Indiana University. The Library's holdings include about 400,000 books, more than 100,000 pieces of sheet music, and more than 7.5 million manuscripts.

Information about the Lilly Library, its collections, and programs is available on its web site, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/.

Collections

Slocum Puzzles

The Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection

The Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles embodies a lifetime pursuit of the intriguing and the perplexing. The result is the largest assemblage of its kind in the world, with over 34,000 puzzles. Unlike word or jigsaw puzzles, mechanical puzzles are hand-held objects that must be manipulated to achieve a specific goal. Popular examples include the Rubik's cube and tangrams. The puzzles in the collection represent centuries of mathematical, social, and recreational history from across five continents. When complete, this database will allow researchers and puzzle enthusiasts to search and browse the entire puzzle collection.

For more information about the Slocum puzzle collection, please visit the Lilly Library web page.

Hohenberger Photographs

Frank M. Hohenberger Photograph Collection

Photographer and newspaperman Frank Hohenberger spent forty-seven years recording the life, customs, and scenes of the hills of Brown County, Indiana, with side trips and hired assignments in other areas of Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Mexico. Thousands of images taken from 1904-1948 of landscapes, buildings, and people testify to Hohenberger's belief, recorded in his diary, that "pictures speak the only language all mankind can understand."

For more information about the collections, visit the Lilly Library web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/collections/overview/hohenberger.shtml

Lilly Images

Lilly Library Image Collections

Explore historical prints from the collections of the Lilly Library. Our online images will expand over time to include other intriguing images including works of original art and a wide range of photographs.

Information about the Lilly Library, its collections, and programs is available on its web site, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/.

Lilly Maps

Lilly Library Maps

Explore maps from the collections of the Lilly Library. Information about the Lilly Library, its collections, and programs is available on its web site.

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