The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections
The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collection will hold their annual meeting on Friday afternoon, August 6, 2010 at the Elmer L. Andersen Library. Two exhibits highlighting the holdings of the Collections and the Mackler room will be on display in conjunction with the conference “The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes.” We hope that all conference attendees will join us at this meeting. For more information about this meeting, contact the President of the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections, Richard J. Sveum, M.D., B.S.I, at

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August 6 - 8, 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota Presented by The Norwegian Explorers The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections The University of Minnesota Libraries Elmer L. Andersen Library

“Norwegian Explorers”. Send to: Gary Thaden 2301 Aldrich Ave. So. Minneapolis, MN 55405 Questions? Contact

“The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes” will explore the many meanings of the word “spirits” and how they relate to Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Victorian Era. The conference will be held at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota, the site of the 2004 and 2007 Conferences. Confirmed Speakers include: Ray Betzner Susan E. Dahlinger Evelyn Herzog Gideon Hill Leslie S. Klinger Jon L. Lellenberg Peggy Perdue Charles Prepolec Tim Reich Richard Sveum There will be individual and panel presentations. The Saturday evening banquet will be held at The Holiday Inn Metrodome.

The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes
Our conference will begin on Friday afternoon, August 6, 2010. A Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Meeting will be held late Friday afternoon and Friday evening will be open for your personal dining choice. Presentations will resume on Saturday morning, August 7th and a luncheon and banquet will be held that day. The conference will conclude mid-day on Sunday, August 8th. Registration Fee includes all presentations, a copy of a special publication, and conference keepsakes. The Saturday luncheon and banquet are priced separately.

within 2 blocks of the Library. You must mention the 2010 Sherlock Holmes Conference to receive the rate of $115 for double and king rooms. The hotel has a Health Club with indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, and a full service restaurant and lounge. Hotel reservations must be made by Thursday, July 15, 2010. Please specify that you are with the Sherlock Holmes Conference when making your hotel reservations. All reservations can be guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or by an advanced deposit. Guaranteed no shows will be billed to the individual attendee. Reservation requests received after the above date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. Hotel reservations may be called in using the following phone numbers: Toll Free: (800) 448-3663 Direct: (612) 333-4646 View at

Dealers’ Tables
For information on dealers’ tables contact Tim Reich at

Transportation (Super Shuttle) is available from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport to the Holiday Inn Metrodome and may be arranged online ( or at the airport for $32 round trip or $16 one way. Taxi service is also available. Light rail service is available to the Metrodome or Cedar/Riverside stops. A Hotel van can pick up light rail riders at the Metrodome station. Otherwise, it is about a five minute walk to the hotel from either station.

Conference Location and Lodging
All presentations and the Saturday lunch will be held at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN A block of rooms are available at a special rate for conference attendees at the Holiday Inn Metrodome, 1500 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN. The hotel is located

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