British author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published his first story about Sherlock Holmes in 1887 titled A Study in Scarlet. Since then, the Sherlock Holmes chronicle has grown tremendously in popularity, making Holmes one of the most well known fictional detectives. In total, Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories that were eventually adapted into various mediums including games, plays, television shows, and films. Today, authors, screenwriters, and film makers often take creative license in producing new stories.
Dr. Russell Mann, a journalism professor at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, began collecting Holmes themed materials in the 1990s. After more than 20 years of collecting, Mann donated his diverse collection to LSU in 2016. The Russell Mann Sherlock Holmes Research Collection contains a wide array of materials, including comic books, academic journals and anthologies, three-dimensional collectibles, and the papers of John Bennett Shaw, a Holmes scholar. Some of the collection items date back as early as 1966, while others are as new as 2014. These materials can be found here.
“Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur.” Britannica, www.britannica.com/biography/Arthur-Conan-Doyle/media/170563/97094.