In both Jailbird and A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. writes about his home state heroes, fellow Hoosiers Eugene V. Debs and Powers Hapgood. It may have pleased Kurt Vonnegut to know that the same library that houses his literary papers is also home to the papers of Hapgood and to some manuscripts by Debs. This exhibition elaborates on the Hoosier spirit of radicalism, embodied for Kurt Vonnegut by the life and writings of Hapgood and Debs through the lens of the Lilly Library’s collections.
No-contact Paged Pickup scheduling begins June 15. Outdoor book drops are open. Buildings remain closed. We are still, and always, here to help: current library services.