The University of Iowa Libraries

Preservation & Conservation Department

William Anthony Endowment

William Anthony hands
Gifts to the William Anthony Conservation Fund help support ongoing conservation activities and special projects and to the Friends of the Libraries help fund non-budgeted priorities that help strengthen the libraries’ resources and services for students and faculty. www.givetoiowa.org/libraries

The William Anthony Endowment was established through the perceptive and generous support of Julie Scott and James Fluck to honor the legacy of Bill Anthony, the first Conservator of the Libraries. The various book conservation treatments have been the following:

Medieval Manuscripts, Exhibition Preparation/Installation for Monks to Masters Exhibit
Project costs: $5,520

Conservation rebinding of 18th century pamphlets
Project costs: $4,320

William Anthony: Fine Binder Catalog
Project costs: $4,320

Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
Project costs: $4,260

Conservation and Rebinding of 14th c. Italian Missal
Project costs: $3,500

Preservation of Founders’ Scrapbooks, Iowa Women’s Archives
Project costs: $3,870

New Binding of the Arion Press Bible
Project costs: $6,600
 

Biography of William Anthony

Youtube videos featuring footage of Bill Anthony