"It will be a great time to see our full splendor on display," said Rebecca Baumann, head of public services for the Lilly Library. Librarians will share highlights from the collections of IU's world-class library one last time before the building is temporarily closed for renovations later this year.
Lilly Library student now conservation technician at the Library of Congress
Paul Kwan Asta (M.F.A. ’16, Creative Writing) describes how it all started. "My first week at IU, [professor and poet] Cathy Bowman took us to the Lilly. Suddenly I’m staring at drafts of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Sylvia Plath’s diary from Cambridge," he said.
In Behind the Scenes: The Unknown Black Women of the IU Libraries and Archives, Arielle Pare, Bicentennial Intern, class of 2021, explores the impact of Wilma Moore, Grace Jackson-Brown, and Gloria Gibson.