Special Collections


  • Changes Coming to Special Collections this Fall

    This fall brings several big changes to Special Collections that we are excited to share with you! We will soon be introducing Aeon, our new reading room management tool. This new system for patrons will be used in Special Collections, the […]

  • Micaela Terronez’s RBMS Conference Report

    “What is special to you?” Environmental activist and Beyond Dirty Fuels creator Bryan Parras presented this question during the final plenary at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) conference in New Orleans. Despite […]

  • Margaret Gamm, New Head of Special Collections

    The University of Iowa Libraries is delighted to announce Margaret Gamm as the new Head of Special Collections. She replaces Greg Prickman, who leaves on July 2 to become the Eric Weinmann Librarian and Director of Collections at the […]

  • Archivist Remembers Hometown Tornado

    Summer for a Midwesterner means corn on the cob, days at the pool or setting up the sprinkler in the front yard, gnats galore, and humidity that makes the air feel like soup. However, summer in the Midwest also brings to mind pictures of […]

  • On to the Next Chapter

    It is with a mix of sadness and joy that Special Collections bids goodbye to Colleen Theisen as she leaves to start her next big adventure. Colleen has accepted a job at Syracruse University as their Chief Curator of Exhibitions, Programs, […]

  • Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

    Events   World Canvass The World Canvass program ” “Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice,” will feature Iowa Women’s Archives curator Kären M. Mason. TONIGHT: Thursday, […]