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U of M is home to Holmes

December 18, 2009

With the latest version of Sherlock Holmes hitting theaters on Christmas Day, a resurgence of interest is expected in the stories of the London based consulting detective.  Those looking for the most complete collection of Holmes artifacts need only to turn to the University of Minnesota Libraries, where the Sherlock Holmes Special Collections constitutes the world's largest gathering of Holmes material in the world.

From manuscripts and rare books to Holmes related toys and games, this collection of nearly 16,000 volumes and 60,000 artifacts is a must stop for any Holmes enthusiast. 

Here are some of the treasures of the collection: 


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