Special Collections


  • Listening to Muhammad Ali, 53 years later

    It’s been over fifty-three years since Muhammad Ali spoke to a full house in the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus, but thanks to the Darwin Turner Audio Collection (and a grant to digitize this collection), anyone […]

  • Szathmary inspiration for the perfect slice of pie

    Our Archives Assistant Denise Anderson explored the Szathmary collection to create the perfect cherry pie. Below is the recipe, along with Denise’s step-by-step guide on what she did to create what is sure to be the best dessert at […]

  • Sackner Archive: An Iowa Author, A World View

    By Timothy Shipe Curator, International Dada Archive Co-Curator, Sackner Archive exhibition Mary Ellen Solt is the only poet in the Sackner Archive exhibition who is also part of the UI Libraries’ Iowa Authors […]

  • Sackner Archive: Poets as Dissidents

    By Timothy Shipe Curator, International Dada Archive Co-Curator, Sackner Archive exhibition In former Czechoslovakia, concrete poets were at the heart of dissident movements seeking to reform or overthrow the Communist regime. Two of these […]