A James Whitcomb Riley Bibliography

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Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 035, Issue 2, pp 176-176

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The Indiana Historical Society has entered the field of bibliography, and work has commenced on its first task: a bibliography study of James Whitcomb Riley. Much source material may be found in Indianapolis, but it is hoped that librarians elsewhere, as well as collectors and other interested persons, may be able to add information regarding the ephemeral bits of Rileyana. If you have pamphlets or broadsides by or about Riley and will send a description of them, such helpful interest will be greatly appreciated.

A bibliographical check-list of the writings of all Indiana authors, in all fields, is also under way. By "Indiana author" is meant any writer born in Indiana, or definitely identified with the state. Aimed at accuracy and completeness, it will be a useful historical as well as bibliographical contribution. It is appropriate that the state's historical society should serve as a final clearing-house for information regarding the state's authors.

The task of compilation is under the direction of Mr. Anthony J. Russo, with Mrs. Russo collaborating. The work is directed by a special committee consisting of Mr. J. K. Lilly, Jr., chairman, Mr. Christopher B. Coleman, Mr. Benjamin D. Hitz and Mr. Albert L. Rabb. Communications should be addressed to Mr. Russo, in care The Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Library Building, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Published by theĀ Indiana University Department of History.