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  • 10 Adolescent books to read at Special Collections & Archives

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Kaylee Swinford Recognized as a powerful force, the Young Adult genre of fiction has taken the literary world by storm. With cultural phenomena like Twilight, The Hunger Games, […]

  • ‘Hey Buddy, I’m Bill’: new Main Library Gallery exhibit celebrates a local legend

    The fall 2023 Main Library Gallery exhibition, Hey Buddy, I’m Bill, shares the story of Bill Sackter, an Iowa City legend and advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. Curated by Jen Knights, marketing and communications […]

  • Curator Q&A with Jen Knights and Brad Ferrier

    The story of Bill Sackter is familiar to many who have lived in Iowa City for a long time. Perhaps some will remember buying a cup of coffee from him at Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop in North Hall in the University of Iowa School of Social […]

  • Beauty in Breathing: An Exhibit

    The following was written by Rich Dana, Sackner Archive Project Coordinator Marvin and Ruth Sackner were the world’s foremost collectors of “visual poetry,” artwork that combines visual elements and text. Dr. Sackner was also an […]