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.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Legacy LT2 update1 unread / 1conceptDawg, August 31
hg wells3 unread / 3Nicole_VanK, August 24
Legacy person and other members of the household21 unread / 212wonderY, August 15
Diana Kennedy1 unread / 1lesmel, July 31
jacques ellul, gunther anders, ivan illich, neil postman, guy debord, jean baudrillard2 unread / 2Nicole_VanK, July 29
Vinnie Paz (rapper)3 unread / 3Taga26, July 28
Amy Winehouse11 unread / 11JBD1, July 26
Mort Walker5 unread / 5JBD1, June 30
Memoir containing stories of Stein/Toklas and Thornton Wilder3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, June 23
Flannery O'Connor14 unread / 14benjclark, June 13
Elizebeth Smith Friedman and William Friedman5 unread / 5elenchus, June 13
Oliver Sacks6 unread / 6benjclark, June 6
Biltmore3 unread / 3varielle, June 3
More Marilyn Monroe5 unread / 5Cynfelyn, May 19
possible legacy libraries1 unread / 1veatch2014, May 17
RBG's Library at Bonhams44 unread / 44laytonwoman3rd, May 12
Alan Rickman1 unread / 1varielle, April 27
Larry Gogan3 unread / 3wyvernfriend, April 20
Ronald Reagan1 unread / 1benjclark, April 8
John Donne5 unread / 5benjclark, March 31
George Eliot and George Henry Lewes3 unread / 3JBD1, March 1
Vatican Secret Archives3 unread / 3SahajaLibrary, February 24
Susan B. Anthony59 unread / 59JBD1, February 16
J.R.R. Tolkien5 unread / 5JBD1, February 10
Don Rickles1 unread / 1benjclark, January 3
Jack London?9 unread / 9benjclark, December 2021
Some targets10 unread / 10timspalding, November 2021
Is A. Edward Newton still be worked on?6 unread / 6benjclark, November 2021
Umberto Eco29 unread / 29Keeline, November 2021
A guide to cataloging legacy libraries?9 unread / 9bnielsen, October 2021
Legacy Libraries as LT Authors5 unread / 5bnielsen, October 2021
Updates & Stats5 unread / 5bnielsen, October 2021
Updates & New Status Page3 unread / 3bnielsen, October 2021
The Invisible Library14 unread / 14bnielsen, October 2021
wiki15 unread / 15JBD1, October 2021
Flash-mob! Catalog Graham Greene's Library51 unread / 51Cynfelyn, August 2021
John Douglas Turner, The Nag Hammadi Library (Gnostic Scriptures)6 unread / 6JBD1, August 2021
Elvis Presley3 unread / 3genesisdiem, August 2021
Anybody up for a flash-mob?24 unread / 24JBD1, June 2021
Never lend a book to a Bronte3 unread / 3benjclark, June 2021
William Gladstone9 unread / 9benjclark, April 2021
William Safire2 unread / 2JBD1, April 2021
Madeleine L'Engle4 unread / 4JBD1, April 2021
Edward Gorey45 unread / 45benjclark, March 2021
George Washington Carver151 unread / 151macbeck, March 2021
Feynman17 unread / 17lauriecallen, March 2021
catalog list3 unread / 3JBD1, March 2021
Personal Libraries I have found7 unread / 7JBD1, March 2021
Error in library3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, March 2021
Charles Dickens7 unread / 7Nicole_VanK, March 2021
name suggestion: Dorothy Sayers11 unread / 11veatch2014, March 2021
Message Board25 unread / 25JBD1, March 2021
Some libraries in archives at Washington University Libraries4 unread / 4JBD1, February 2021
Ray Bradbury6 unread / 6JBD1, February 2021
Accuracy of editions in Legacy Libraries?2 unread / 2JBD1, January 2021
The Endurance (Ernest Shackleton's 1912 trip to the Antarctic)13 unread / 13Javman83, January 2021
Walt Disney?8 unread / 8JBD1, December 2020
Toni Morrison5 unread / 5Nicole_VanK, November 2020
Immanuel Kant's library1 unread / 1daoist, September 2020
Anthony Burgess2 unread / 2JoeHamilton, July 2020
Nipsey Hussle4 unread / 4JoeHamilton, July 2020
Lovecraft's Library11 unread / 11JBD1, July 2020
Clive James2 unread / 2benjclark, April 2020
John Cage, composer6 unread / 6benjclark, February 2020
Djuna Barnes and Katherine Anne Porter7 unread / 7benjclark, January 2020
Suggested legacy library: Kobe Bryant3 unread / 3lilithcat, January 2020
Suggested Library: Sidney Lanier, poet laureate7 unread / 7Muscogulus, January 2020
Philip Roth5 unread / 5ironjaw, January 2020
Edith Wharton2 unread / 2benjclark, January 2020
new suggestion - Milton H. Erickson3 unread / 3benjclark, January 2020
A book owned by Shakespeare?13 unread / 13benjclark, October 2019
Suggested library: Bob Dylan3 unread / 3sallypursell, September 2019
name suggestions--Jane Austen2 unread / 2benjclark, September 2019
Suggested library: Arthur C Clarke2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, September 2019
Suggested Library: Isaac Asimov1 unread / 1sallypursell, September 2019
Suggested library: Dylan Thomas1 unread / 1sallypursell, September 2019
Suggested library: Dorothy Parker1 unread / 1sallypursell, September 2019
Herman Melville9 unread / 9benjclark, August 2019
Jane Austen's Library2 unread / 2lilithcat, July 2019
The Modern Famous Japanese Personal library1 unread / 1Taisuke-Yokota, May 2019
Hernando Colón8 unread / 8elenchus, April 2019
Friedrich Nietzsche40 unread / 40rolandperkins, April 2019
Mark Twain's Library1 unread / 1Crypto-Willobie, April 2019
Karl Lagerfeld1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2019
Black History Month suggestions20 unread / 20Dilara86, February 2019
Erasmus8 unread / 8BuiltByBooks, February 2019
John Ashbery1 unread / 1benjclark, January 2019
George and Ira Gershwin1 unread / 1benjclark, January 2019
Thomas Mann personal library repatriation30 unread / 30thorold, December 2018
Robin Williams8 unread / 8Lyndatrue, September 2018
Space Station collection64 unread / 64benjclark, August 2018
Jim Morrison5 unread / 5benjclark, August 2018
John Lennon's favorite books5 unread / 5HShannon, August 2018
The 10 August Surprise7 unread / 7elenchus, August 2018
Beatus Rhenanus (early modern humanist)1 unread / 1benjclark, July 2018
Elsing Green5 unread / 5elenchus, July 2018
Richard Adams7 unread / 7roomsofbooks, July 2018
George Washington8 unread / 8benjclark, July 2018
Scott Expedition Library2 unread / 2benjclark, June 2018
The Library of the American Lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester3 unread / 3benjclark, May 2018
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