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  • A look at Mary Shelley the Film

    This Halloween season, Frankenstein is everywhere. And no wonder, for the book turned 200 this year and is overdue for a party. While the monster is everywhere, what about the woman who created the famous story? We’ve asked our own […]

  • Hand Papermaking is on exhibit in the Reading Room

    This week we said goodbye to our Herky exhibit and said hello to the beauty of papermaking. Giselle Simón, Head Conservator at University of Iowa, was invited to curate an exhibit called Hand Papermaking Portfolios: Selections […]

  • From University Archivist David McCartney: Top 10 historical things at the UI

    In honor of Homecoming week here at the University of Iowa, we asked our University Archivist David McCartney to pick the top ten favorite historical things here at the University. The items are in no particular order.    10. The […]

  • Stories Worth Telling: a talk with WWII Veteran Carroll Steinbeck

    Driving along Highway 77, there is a small sign indicating the way to Rubio, Iowa. I nearly miss it, but catch the sign in time to make a sharp turn down what looks to be the main road in this town of 35 people. I pull into Carroll […]

  • Lessons from an Olson

    The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections is looking for the next Olson Graduate Research Assistant. If you are a graduate student, or an incoming graduate student, find out more here. However, you might be asking what does […]

  • New Exhibit Tells Stories Worth Telling

    Throughout the history of journalism, there have been different mediums in which writers tell their stories. Print, TV and radio have all dominated the journalistic world at one point in time, and while there are many forms to share […]

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