The Marie Litta Collection consists of materials relating to the life, career, and death of the famous Bloomington soprano. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings concerning her career and her death. There are also newspaper clippings regarding her brother, Don Von Elsner who was a well-known Bloomington band leader in the 1880s, and his death, the erection of the Litta Monument in Evergreen cemetery, and article about Marie’s grandfather, William Dimmitt and deeds for land sold in his name, and a death notice for Count Litta, from whom Marie took her stage name.