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  • Rare Recordings of Civil Rights Activists Available Now

    Exciting news from University Archivist, David McCartney, about the incredible recordings found in the Eric Morton Civil Rights Papers.  In 1963 and 1964, attorney Bob Zellner recorded a series of interviews with civil rights […]

  • An Exhibit for the Senses

    The great thing about artists books is that it shows us the various shapes, sizes, and textures that books can come in. Publishing companies, who also vary in shapes and sizes, help get these books out into the world for everyone to enjoy. […]

  • Discovering the Rich World of the Encyclopedia

    Encyclopedias. If you’re like me, then you haven’t really given them much thought. Growing up in pre-Google days, my family owned a 1988 set that was used and abused by my siblings and I, for both school reports and building […]

  • Earn your own bookbinding badge with this new exhibit

    Do you have an interest in bookbinding? Have you always wanted to be a boy or girl scout but never took the opportunity to join? Or maybe you miss those scouting days? Well, now is your chance to earn your Bookbinding badge and join the […]

  • Top 10 Things Found from Student Shelver

    I was hired at Special Collections to shelve things. Books, boxes and everything in-between. As time went on, I began putting away newly acquired books as well as gathering the material for classroom use. There are so many books and […]

  • A Special Goodbye from Hannah Hacker

    My Favorite Things (a la Special Collections) by Hannah Hacker For the past two and a half years, I have had the honor to work as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa Special Collections. I am thrilled about graduating from my […]

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