12018-08-28T03:05:18-07:00Ginny Barnes3eee7f03172e35d4a55ee3f747d663b72f156868304373The cover of the 2006 issue of the Baker Street Journal which features Billings' award winning piece, "The Materia Medica of Sherlock Holmes."plain2018-10-16T03:49:02-07:00Volume 56 Number 3. Autumn 2006. The Baker Street Journal. An irregular quarterly of sherlockiana. Editor Steven Rothman. An illustration of Holmes' profile with a pike in his mouth. The Baker Street Irregulars. New York.Rachael Zipperer733bca2661a68a774f69c1b20ebce2dbab84cbc1
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1media/Billings_book_lilith.jpg2018-08-31T16:42:37-07:00Personal Scholarship and Collections20Beyond his career at the libraries, Billings was a scholar and collector.image_header8046312018-10-16T18:27:38-07:00Inspired by his admiration for and friendships with writers and artists, Billings published literary works and criticism throughout this career and well after. Forever an aficionado of special collections, his personal collections span from Newcomb pottery to Elvis paraphernalia.
From his early education through his retirement, two facts are undeniable: Harold Billings loved libraries and he loved Texas.