Special Collections


  • The Weird and Wonderful Things of the L. Falcon Media Fandom Collection

    Zoë Webb is a graduate student at the University of Iowa in the School of Library and Information Science and is also pursuing a Book Studies certificate at the Center for the Book. As a student worker in Special Collections, she was […]

  • New Curator of Rare Books coming to Special Collections

    The University of Iowa Libraries is excited to announce that Diane Dias De Fazio will be joining Special Collections as the new Curator of Rare Books this July. Dias De Fazio is joining us from New York, where she has been working as a […]

  • Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project

    Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project Every year, Special Collections hosts two Olson Graduate Assistants who have chosen to specialize in the field of Special Collections Librarianship or Archives for a two-year assistantship. […]

  • Exhibit to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday

    Hailed as “America’s poet” by poet Ezra Pound and others, Walt Whitman is a familiar name to most Americans, even if they haven’t read his most famous work Leaves of Grass.  Even 200 years after his birth, […]