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THE STRAND MAGAZINE (1891-1916) - DIGITIZED
EARLY RADIO SHOWS (FIRST SEASON WAS 1939-1940) - INTERNET AUDIO FILES
Fifty-two shows from the Mutual Broadcasting System radio program starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The show was sponsored in 1939-40 by Grove's Bromo Quinine and later enjoyed an extended run as The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes under the sponsorship of Petri Wines. These recordings are of varying quality with most in the good to very good sound range. The files have been tagged with the most accurate information available and each file name begins with the original broadcast air date.
THE FIRST SHERLOCK HOLMES FILM (1916 SILENT) - STREAMING VIDEO
Long considered lost until a complete dupe negative was identified in the vaults of La Cinémathèque française in 2014, this William Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen. By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world’s foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage—having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut.
Current CSUSB students, faculty, and staff, click on the link above and then on the Academic Video Online link to get to the movie.
Not affiliated with CSUSB? Come to the library and use one of our computers to view the movie online.
LIBRARIES WITH SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS
Sherlock Holmes Collection
The Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Library constitute the world’s largest gathering of material related to Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Collections consist of over 60,000 items including books, journals, and a wide variety of other forms through which the transformation of the Holmes character from the printed page to a cultural icon can be traced.
Sherlock Holmes Collection - Digitized Images
Use the navigation options on the left to view a wide array of items relating to Sherlock Holmes. There are even a few sound recordings.
DVD & BLU-RAY IN THIS LIBRARY
The Baker Street Irregulars
The Baker Street Irregulars website is your source for official information from the Baker Street Irregulars. Founded in 1934, the BSI was the first Sherlockian literary society in the world. We publish a wide range of scholarship related to Sherlock Holmes, and produce various events including the BSI Weekend every January.
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
Founded in 1951, the Society is open to anyone with an interest in Sherlock Holmes, Dr John H. Watson and their world. It is a literary and social Society, publishing a scholarly Journal and occasional papers, and holding meetings, dinners and excursions.
Sherlockian.net: Societies and Locations
An Internet portal to Sherlock organizations worldwide.