The items selected for our Festival of Favorites span many centuries and represent works from across the globe. Dozens of librarians and archivists from the IU Libraries handpicked these materials, which represent myriad disciplines. Faculty at Indiana University were invited to suggest their own favorites.
Some of these items are exceedingly rare, some have profound cultural or historical influence, and some are just plain fascinating, if not downright peculiar. They exemplify the vast collecting breadth of the Libraries and the ways in which the Libraries' collections act as both an important cultural institution and as a tremendous resource that expands scholarship and public knowledge in innumerable areas.