Annual William Anthony Lectures

Find 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 UI Libraries. The lecture series began in 2015 and is a valuable event for the campus book arts community and beyond.

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.

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.