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Below are pictures from the opening of the Slocum Puzzle Room on 3rd August 2006
in the Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

You can read more about the opening on the exhibition in this New York Times article
titled "Celebrating Puzzles, in 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 Moves (or So) "
By MARGARET WERTHEIM Published: July 25, 2006 at
Or visit the Lilly Library web site:

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lilly library euclides book

The Lilly Library is one of the top research libraries in the USA.
Lilly Library holdings include about 400,000 books, more than 100,000 pieces of sheet music, and more than 6.5 million manuscripts including amazing books like "The Eleventh Book of Euclides Elementes".

dr mitchel libby library

Mr Breon Mitchell, Director of the Lilly Library, gave a fascinating talk to groups of puzzlers about some of the wonderful books and manuscripts they have in the Lilly. On the table is the original copy of the Declaration of Independence printed for Thomas Jefferson.

jerry slocum collection lilly library

Jerry Slocum displaying some of the wonderful storage facilities he will move his puzzles to in the Slocum Puzzle room at the Lilly.

akio kamei slocum puzzle collection

Many of Akio Kamei's puzzles feature in a special exhibition in the Slocum Puzzle room at the Lilly Library. Here Akio demonstrates his Grenade puzzle for Sue Young.

ivory tangram set Lilly slocum collection

A very rare and special puzzle on display in the
Slocum Puzzle room at the Lilly.
An ivory Tangram set, includes puzzle in small carved ivory slide lid box accompanied by two carved ivory covered books. One book has shapes to make with the puzzle. The other the solutions.


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