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      The play’s afoot — on air

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      High school theater has been challenged during COVID times, yet Meredith Kind, theater director for Chaska High School, found ways around the barriers to their fall theater production — with the help of the Libraries.
      Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Empty House

      Smiling with Sherlock

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      With a recent tweet thread, Tim Johnson illustrated beyond the shadow of a doubt that Sherlock Holmes remains relevant more than 130 years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first conjured up a story about the great detective. The thread featured American illustrator Frederic Dorr Steele.
      Tim Johnson with colleagues in Greece in 2001.

      Sabbatical Musings

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      by Tim Johnson Curator of Special Collections and Rare Books and E.W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections In early 2013 the annual call went...
      Cover illustration of "Danger!" a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle. The image shows a ship in rough waters listing to the side.

      Conan Doyle on the Eve of World War One

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      On the eve of what we now know as the First World War, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took up his pen to warn fellow citizens of a possible danger to his country. This danger came in the form of the submarine, and its use in unrestricted warfare on merchant marine fleets carrying goods—primarily foodstuffs—to the United Kingdom.

      On the Road with Sherlock Holmes

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      by Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections This past October one of our Friends...

      Sir Arthur and the Olympic Games

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      by Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections The Sherlock Holmes Collections publishes a quarterly newsletter for...

      College Football–And Libraries–Live Here!

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      By Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books; E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Sometimes an opportunity to promote collections...

      Creating a Sherlock Holmes Exhibit

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      What I knew was that 'the box' held the contents for the Sherlock Holmes exhibit and that Curator Tim Johnson had a story to...

      Letters to John Bennett Shaw

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      During the last six months, I had the privilege of working with Tim Johnson, Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections, transcribing letters written to...

      The Adventure of the ebay Auction

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      Dear Sir, Could you tell me if there is a Coventry Street in Minneapolis. It sounds most unlikely but I am bound to inquire as...

      Norwegian Explorers Achieve Chancellor Status

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        Every year, on the first Thursday in December, the local Sherlockian literary society, the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota, enjoys a holiday dinner in celebration...

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