William Anthony Conservation Fund

See previously funded projects and learn about how gifts to the William Anthony Conservation Fund help support ongoing conservation activities and special projects. The Friends of the Libraries helps fund non-budgeted priorities that help strengthen the libraries’ resources and services for students and faculty.

Annual William Anthony Lectures

See information about previous, current, and upcoming annual William Anthony Lectures from visiting conservators. The William Anthony Conservation Lecture Series is an annual lecture hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries Conservation Lab, supported by the William Anthony Conservation Fund.  Each year, a visiting Book and Paper Conservator is invited to present to the public at the University of Iowa Libraries. The lecture series began in 2015 and is a valuable event for the UI book arts community and beyond.

Biography of William (Bill) Anthony

The story of Bill Anthony, first University Conservator, from his bookbinding apprenticeship as a 16 year old in Waterford, Ireland, to his career at the University of Iowa.