Fans can investigate Sherlock Holmes in Minn.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Sherlock Holmes back on the movie screen, it’s elementary that it will mean more items for the world’s largest collection of Holmes memorabilia at the University of Minnesota.

The university has been collecting Holmes material since 1974 when it bought one collector’s library. Then the widow of a Mayo Clinic doctor donated his collection of rarities, and a Holmes fan donated pop culture items from restaurant menus to board games.

Curator Tim Johnson says the university has more than 15,000 volumes and about 60,000 total pieces in the Sherlock Holmes Collections.

The “Sherlock Holmes” movie, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the famed detective and Jude Law as his sidekick Dr. Watson, opens on Christmas Day.