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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: 567 members

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Sarah Bernhardt 1Katya0133, Wednesday 5:22pmignore
MARC Import 2benjclark, June 25ignore
W. Somerset Maugham 8Waldstein, June 22ignore
Jacques Derrida 13benjclark, June 19ignore
June Flashmob 6benjclark, June 19ignore
Bin Laden's Library 35Limelite, June 2ignore
Edward Gorey 19LolaWalser, May 31ignore
John Quincy Adams 8JBD1, May 28ignore
Malcolm X, or Malik al-Shabazz 2benjclark, May 21ignore
M.F.K. Fisher 8benjclark, April 28ignore
Queen Elizabeth I 7JBD1, April 8ignore
Sir Richard Francis Burton 7benjclark, April 3ignore
Isaac Newton 1benjclark, March 23ignore
"legacy" library from an art project 6elenchus, March 5ignore
William Morris 5rolandperkins, March 4ignore
Henry VIII 7elenchus, February 25ignore
Edna St. Vincent Millay's library 7benjclark, February 24ignore
Archbishop Oscar Romero 3timspalding, February 21ignore
TJ's Library: Completion! 15benjclark, February 2ignore
"Selma" and George Wallace 1Muscogulus, January 27ignore
Anybody up for a flash-mob? 11JBD1, January 5ignore
Robert Smithson 6parhamj, January 5ignore
David Foster Wallace 6benjclark, December 2014ignore
Valeriya Novodvorskaya? 20sparemethecensor, November 2014ignore
Maurice Ravel 2prosfilaes, November 2014ignore
Living people? 15eparses, November 2014ignore
Rose Macaulay 1prosfilaes, November 2014ignore
Marilyn Monroe lot numbers 38diana.n, October 2014ignore
Jack Kerouac 27JBD1, September 2014ignore
Smallish, well-cataloged library of Hawaiian folkorist 15BarkingMatt, September 2014ignore
Updates! 16jcbrunner, August 2014ignore
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas 21JBD1, August 2014ignore
Julia Child 20JBD1, August 2014ignore
New Sources: 'Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook' 2JBD1, August 2014ignore
The Brothers Grimm 23ColmGuerin, August 2014ignore
Marquis de Sade 19BarkingMatt, August 2014ignore
Ataturk's library in Ankara 10Muscogulus, August 2014ignore
Robert E. Lee now available 14Muscogulus, August 2014ignore
The Beagle and the H.M.S. California: Impressions 22infinitebuffalo, August 2014ignore
Bruce Lee 9BarkingMatt, August 2014ignore
Anne Sexton 5ColmGuerin, July 2014ignore
The Home Page's "Featured Legacy Libraries" 6ColmGuerin, July 2014ignore
Voltaire 66ColmGuerin, July 2014ignore
George MacDonald Fraser 5staffordcastle, July 2014ignore
Ayn Rand 9StormRaven, July 2014ignore
Jack London? 5JBD1, July 2014ignore
Toussaint Louverture? 2JBD1, July 2014ignore
Annotated Books blog post 2varielle, July 2014ignore
Pinochet 65timspalding, June 2014ignore
George Wallace 23jburlinson, June 2014ignore
T. E. Lawrence's Library Completed! 7ironjaw, June 2014ignore
Friedrich Nietzsche 25LolaWalser, June 2014ignore
Thomas Moore (Irish poet, 1779-1852) 5ColmGuerin, June 2014ignore
Bram Stoker 11JBD1, June 2014ignore
Alfred Nobel's Library 10ColmGuerin, June 2014ignore
analysis of Thomas Jefferson's library 5matthewmason, May 2014ignore
Digging back in - any good flash-mob candidates? 14ligature, May 2014ignore
Gen. George B. McClellan Library? 3rudel519, May 2014ignore
Legacy person and other members of the household 19Muscogulus, April 2014ignore
Maggie L. Walker 8Muscogulus, April 2014ignore
A book owned by Shakespeare? 122wonderY, April 2014ignore
Article on William Byrd 2elenchus, March 2014ignore
William Ernest Hocking 2waitingtoderail, March 2014ignore
Elmore Leonard 1JBD1, March 2014ignore
Menocchio 6matthewmason, February 2014ignore
George Washington 7benjclark, February 2014ignore
Norman Mailer 3varielle, February 2014ignore
James Madison 2JBD1, February 2014ignore
Scott Base, Antarctica 13benjclark, February 2014ignore
Theodore Roosevelt 2southernbooklady, February 2014ignore
Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg 3Africansky1, January 2014ignore
Blurbs by LLs 5elenchus, January 2014ignore
Galileo Galilei 13ColmGuerin, January 2014ignore
Ludwig von Mises… 10Africansky1, January 2014ignore
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
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
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