Title

Sherlock Holmes Collection

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Location

University of Minnesota Library

City and State

Minneapolis, MN

Description

The Sherlock Holmes Collection constitutes the world’s largest gathering of material related to Sherlock Holmes and his creator. There are over 15,000 items including books, journals, and a wide variety of other forms through which the transformation of the Holmes character from the printed page to a cultural icon can be traced. Two of the more important collections of the many that have been added since 1974 are those of Philip S. Hench and John Bennett Shaw.

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https://www.lib.umn.edu/holmes

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Sherlock Holmes Collection

University of Minnesota Library

The Sherlock Holmes Collection constitutes the world’s largest gathering of material related to Sherlock Holmes and his creator. There are over 15,000 items including books, journals, and a wide variety of other forms through which the transformation of the Holmes character from the printed page to a cultural icon can be traced. Two of the more important collections of the many that have been added since 1974 are those of Philip S. Hench and John Bennett Shaw.