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A group for those interested and involved in entering the personal libraries of famous readers into LibraryThing as Legacy Libraries. For discussions of the libraries of those still among the living, head on over to the "Other Peoples' Libraries" group.

Browse, search, and augment Legacy Library data via the Legacy Libraries page.

If you'd like to join a Legacy project already underway, please use the contact information listed here, or contact jbd1.

If you'd like to start a new Legacy project, visit the Cataloging Guide and learn how to get started. Also see the Legacy Libraries page for more info. Please make sure someone hasn't already started a project for your subject before getting underway.

Questions? Comments? Additions? Contact jbd1.

Total members: 543 members

Recent members: Annie-LibTech, RachelLeah, AlanEJohnson, Myrrha, ALG69, omarius, ponder, DundasMuseum, Mademoiselle_FiFi, Jadorezrg, SteinToklasLibrary, RoseStandishNichols, ThomasMooreLibrary, BramStoker, amysisson, paulmbg, democritusjunior, William-90, NCDavid, sunwin, mgmolloy, centaurie, Cynfelyn, ironjaw, mariaferreira2211, jfclark, BlueSkies305, roseholleran, Ireadthereforeiam, Muscogulus

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Jack Kerouac 27JBD1, Yesterday 7:46amignore
Living people? 12JBD1, Monday 7:10pmignore
Smallish, well-cataloged library of Hawaiian folkorist 15BarkingMatt, September 12ignore
Updates! 16jcbrunner, August 31ignore
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas 21JBD1, August 29ignore
Julia Child 20JBD1, August 27ignore
New Sources: 'Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook' 2JBD1, August 16ignore
The Brothers Grimm 23ColmGuerin, August 7ignore
Marquis de Sade 19BarkingMatt, August 7ignore
Ataturk's library in Ankara 10Muscogulus, August 6ignore
Robert E. Lee now available 14Muscogulus, August 6ignore
The Beagle and the H.M.S. California: Impressions 22infinitebuffalo, August 5ignore
Bruce Lee 9BarkingMatt, August 4ignore
Valeriya Novodvorskaya? 18Novodvorskaya, July 29ignore
Anne Sexton 5ColmGuerin, July 26ignore
The Home Page's "Featured Legacy Libraries" 6ColmGuerin, July 25ignore
Voltaire 66ColmGuerin, July 19ignore
George MacDonald Fraser 5staffordcastle, July 18ignore
Ayn Rand 9StormRaven, July 16ignore
Jack London? 5JBD1, July 15ignore
Toussaint Louverture? 2JBD1, July 15ignore
Annotated Books blog post 2varielle, July 14ignore
Pinochet 65timspalding, June 25ignore
George Wallace 23jburlinson, June 24ignore
T. E. Lawrence's Library Completed! 7ironjaw, June 18ignore
Friedrich Nietzsche 25LolaWalser, June 12ignore
Thomas Moore (Irish poet, 1779-1852) 5ColmGuerin, June 8ignore
Bram Stoker 11JBD1, June 8ignore
Alfred Nobel's Library 10ColmGuerin, June 8ignore
analysis of Thomas Jefferson's library 5matthewmason, May 29ignore
Digging back in - any good flash-mob candidates? 14ligature, May 28ignore
Gen. George B. McClellan Library? 3rudel519, May 17ignore
Legacy person and other members of the household 19Muscogulus, April 30ignore
Maggie L. Walker 8Muscogulus, April 23ignore
A book owned by Shakespeare? 122wonderY, April 21ignore
Article on William Byrd 2elenchus, March 29ignore
William Ernest Hocking 2waitingtoderail, March 11ignore
Elmore Leonard 1JBD1, March 6ignore
Menocchio 6matthewmason, February 27ignore
George Washington 7benjclark, February 22ignore
Norman Mailer 3varielle, February 22ignore
James Madison 2JBD1, February 18ignore
Scott Base, Antarctica 13benjclark, February 18ignore
Theodore Roosevelt 2southernbooklady, February 16ignore
Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg 3Africansky1, January 29ignore
Blurbs by LLs 5elenchus, January 27ignore
Galileo Galilei 13ColmGuerin, January 17ignore
Ludwig von Mises… 10Africansky1, January 2ignore
Iris Murdoch Legacy Library 10Africansky1, December 2013ignore
New Legacy Library: Lena Horne 2BarkingMatt, December 2013ignore
New Legacy Library:(Miss) Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861) 20BarkingMatt, November 2013ignore
Henry VIII 5AnnaClaire, November 2013ignore
Back to it! 6ColmGuerin, October 2013ignore
James Joyce Legacy Library 20jbd1, September 2013ignore
Norman Rockwell 1misericordia, September 2013ignore
Mao Tse-tung 7vy0123, September 2013ignore
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 6jbd1, August 2013ignore
Hemingway's library: done! 79benjclark, August 2013ignore
Teddy Roosevelt 17Muscogulus, August 2013ignore
Mickey Mouse's personal library… 5thorold, August 2013ignore
Samuel Tilden 3Muscogulus, August 2013ignore
Norman Mailer Library complete 5BarkingMatt, August 2013ignore
Rich sources to mine later… 2timspalding, August 2013ignore
Blog post on (seven!) recent LL completions 5waitingtoderail, August 2013ignore
Progress of Legacy Libraries project 66timspalding, August 2013ignore
Arthur Ransome 23TLCrawford, August 2013ignore
William Randolph Hearst 7ColmGuerin, August 2013ignore
William Makepeace Thackeray 3ColmGuerin, August 2013ignore
Freud 13WilliamThackeray, July 2013ignore
Ezra Pound 21jbd1, July 2013ignore
Lewis Carroll 24elenchus, July 2013ignore
Jefferson Davis? 14jbd1, July 2013ignore
Truman's Library 17mrmapcase, July 2013ignore
David Foster Wallace's Library 3Kordo, July 2013ignore
Thomas Jefferson's Don Quixote 4BarkingMatt, July 2013ignore
Gen. George C. Marshall 9timspalding, July 2013ignore
Vladimir Nabokov 1timspalding, July 2013ignore
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston 1timspalding, July 2013ignore
A Library of One's Own - Leonard and Virginia Woolf 8ColmGuerin, June 2013ignore
Niccoló Niccoli, Cosimo de Medici & The Library of San Marco 1ColmGuerin, June 2013ignore
Ray Bradbury 3KCGordon, June 2013ignore
Uses for/information from a Legacy Library 16BarkingMatt, June 2013ignore
Woolf LL in Permanent Rotation (HP Module) 10elenchus, June 2013ignore
Flannery O'Connor 9timspalding, June 2013ignore
Inclusion of works by the subject of a legacy library 7Barbara_Pym, May 2013ignore
Eisenhower's library 20jbd1, May 2013ignore
FDR 2Muscogulus, May 2013ignore
Patrick Henry 3jbd1, April 2013ignore
W. H. Auden Library correction 3aulsmith, March 2013ignore
Frank Lloyd Wright - opinions wanted! 6jbd1, March 2013ignore
Andy Warhol 7sweetiegherkin, March 2013ignore
Have data entry skills and would like to help 5varielle, February 2013ignore
Off topic? 9Osbaldistone, February 2013ignore
Jefferson active again? 13Leonard72, January 2013ignore
Kipling Flash-mob! 88ColmGuerin, December 2012ignore
Marlene Dietrich 9LolaWalser, December 2012ignore
the library in Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle 162wonderY, November 2012ignore
In honor of Halloween (and the Frankenstorm ...) 7elenchus, October 2012ignore
Mini flash-mob for Spinoza's Library 30jbd1, October 2012ignore
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