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Legacy Libraries

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 on the Legacy profile, 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.

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Lovecraft's Library 9JBD1, September 6ignore
Oliver Sacks 1benjclark, August 31ignore
Space Station collection 64benjclark, August 24ignore
Jim Morrison 5benjclark, August 24ignore
John Lennon's favorite books 5HShannon, August 22ignore
The 10 August Surprise 7elenchus, August 10ignore
J.R.R. Tolkien 3lilithcat, July 31ignore
Beatus Rhenanus (early modern humanist) 1benjclark, July 20ignore
Elsing Green 5elenchus, July 18ignore
Richard Adams 7roomsofbooks, July 15ignore
George Washington 8benjclark, July 9ignore
Scott Expedition Library 2benjclark, June 15ignore
Vatican Secret Archives 1pjfarm, June 1ignore
The Library of the American Lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester 3benjclark, May 10ignore
Isaac Newton 3benjclark, May 10ignore
Leonard Bernstein 1kristilabrie, April 20ignore
Susan Sontag 7timspalding, April 11ignore
Marianne Moore 3JBD1, March 30ignore
Grace Kelly 3amandafrench, March 30ignore
Sylvia Plath 2JBD1, March 29ignore
International Space Station Russian collection! 12benjclark, March 29ignore
Message Board 1varielle, February 8ignore
Blackbeard 3JBD1, January 12ignore
David Bowie's Top 100 17varielle, December 2017ignore
Vincent van Goh 5Caroline_McElwee, December 2017ignore
New Sources: 'Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook' 3Crypto-Willobie, November 2017ignore
James Franco 4benjclark, October 2017ignore
Vivien Leigh 5darryldenicola, September 2017ignore
Black Panther Party 1968 Book List 5Muscogulus, September 2017ignore
Flashmob: George Danton 5Muscogulus, August 2017ignore
Octavia Butler 2lesmel, July 2017ignore
Jefferson active again? 14benjclark, July 2017ignore
Voltaire 69BuiltByBooks, June 2017ignore
Warren Zevon's Library 2varielle, June 2017ignore
JFK's Library 18benjclark, May 2017ignore
French Flashmobs! 2Muscogulus, April 2017ignore
Flash-mob! Catalog Graham Greene's Library 50thomson3, April 2017ignore
Edward Gorey 43thomson3, April 2017ignore
George Wallace 26varielle, March 2017ignore
Black History Month suggestions 9LascaSartoris, March 2017ignore
Black History Month Legacy Library Suggestion: James Baldwin 6Muscogulus, March 2017ignore
Lou Reed 2elenchus, March 2017ignore
Joan Rivers' Library 2benjclark, March 2017ignore
Jane Jacobs 3benjclark, March 2017ignore
Ida B. Wells 1benjclark, March 2017ignore
Doris Lessing 8benjclark, February 2017ignore
Sylvester Stallone 6varielle, February 2017ignore
Archbishop Oscar Romero 7Muscogulus, February 2017ignore
Pat Conroy 1benjclark, February 2017ignore
Noam Chomsky? 2JBD1, February 2017ignore
Gordon Parks (photographer) 1timspalding, February 2017ignore
Anthony Burgess 1benjclark, November 2016ignore
Philip Roth 1benjclark, October 2016ignore
Thomas Becket 1PhaedraB, October 2016ignore
Other People's Books, Dead People's Books, And Boswell's Books 1moibibliomaniac, September 2016ignore
The Beagle and the H.M.S. California: Impressions 25Waldstein, September 2016ignore
Rose Wilder Lane 5chrirob, September 2016ignore
R.I.P. Tim Spalding 4bernsad, August 2016ignore
Never lend a book to a Bronte 2benjclark, August 2016ignore
Joseph E. Worcester 1moibibliomaniac, July 2016ignore
Edward Dale : Libraries of Early America? 3benjclark, July 2016ignore
Benjamin Franklin library updates 14benjclark, June 2016ignore
E. M. Forster 6knotbox, June 2016ignore
Flash-mob: Louis Armstrong 10JBD1, June 2016ignore
Alexander Hamilton 2JBD1, April 2016ignore
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 1benjclark, April 2016ignore
The Endurance (Ernest Shackleton's 1912 trip to the Antarctic) 7benjclark, March 2016ignore
Anne Frank 1benjclark, March 2016ignore
Umberto Eco 24TLCrawford, March 2016ignore
James Baldwin 1benjclark, March 2016ignore
Rosa Parks 8JBD1, February 2016ignore
Harper Lee 2benjclark, February 2016ignore
W.E.B. Du Bois? 5Muscogulus, February 2016ignore
Composer William L. Dawson? 3Muscogulus, February 2016ignore
The Private Library: What Books Reveal About Their Readers 1benjclark, February 2016ignore
We need a post-MLK flash-mob 21timspalding, February 2016ignore
Einstein? 17timspalding, February 2016ignore
Friedrich Nietzsche 28LolaWalser, February 2016ignore
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s library -- What's interesting? 152wonderY, February 2016ignore
MLK 52timspalding, February 2016ignore
Velázquez 3thorold, January 2016ignore
June Flashmob 7CecilStoughton, January 2016ignore
John Dee's Library 30staffordcastle, January 2016ignore
Any Book in Hemingway's Library, $200 9benjclark, December 2015ignore
David Byrne Lending Library 7waitingtoderail, December 2015ignore
Mary Somerville 3JBD1, December 2015ignore
Updates! 33benjclark, December 2015ignore
Charles Dickens 3benjclark, November 2015ignore
Noah Webster 1benjclark, November 2015ignore
John Quincy Adams 9Muscogulus, November 2015ignore
Non-book media? 3Nicole_VanK, September 2015ignore
More Marilyn Monroe 2elenchus, September 2015ignore
New York Society Library 7benjclark, September 2015ignore
Anybody up for a flash-mob? 13JBD1, August 2015ignore
Salvador Dali 11BuiltByBooks, August 2015ignore
C. S. Lewis 97BuiltByBooks, August 2015ignore
David Foster Wallace 8BuiltByBooks, August 2015ignore
Maya Angelou's Library 26benjclark, August 2015ignore
Earl Warren (From Martin Luther King Jr.) 8TLCrawford, August 2015ignore
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