Friday, March 4, 2011

Jack Key: Keeping the Holmes Fires Burning

On July 8, 1981 Jack Key, Librarian at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation made a presentation for the Mayo Foundation History of Medicine Society at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. We have just uploaded a copy of Mr. Key's talk from the Sherlock Holmes Collections to the U Media Archive.

The full title of Mr. Key's talk was "Keeping the Holmes Fires Burning and Dr. Philip S. Hench's Contributions." At the conclusion of his talk the Fox Movietone interview of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was shown and comments offered by E. W. McDiarmid and Bryce Crawford. Also in the audience was Andrew Malec, at the time the Doyle bibliographer for Special Collections and Rare Books at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Some of the audio quality is poor, especially the comments at the end which were not picked up well by the recording equipment. The recording is just over 51 minutes in length.

Other materials related to Mr. Key's interest in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes may be found in the Jack Key Collection, an archival component of the Sherlock Holmes Collections.

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