The North Entrace

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Darling Cartoons

North entrance of the Main Library, the University of Iowa, 1950s. (Iowa Digital Library:

The Des Moines Register cartoonist “Ding” Darling was commissioned to draw the panels over the library’s entrance.  The nine panels “trace the development from cave men to the in-one-ear-out-the-other student of today.” (Look, June 16, 1953)

The cartoons panels are now on display on the fourth floor of the Main Library.