Winter 2020

Sherlock's collection

Fictional detective Sherlock Holmes resided in the flat at 221B Baker Street in London. Today, his legacy lives on at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota, which is home to the world’s largest collection of materials related to Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The collection includes more than 60,000 pieces—from original publications and journals to eclectic odds and ends and even a life-size recreation of his sitting room. Established by the acquisition and donation of several significant personal collections and maintained through support from donors, the U’s treasure trove has become a go-to resource for Sherlock enthusiasts the world over. (Images: University of Minnesota Libraries)