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  • Thor Rinden: Artist’s notebooks reveal Iowa’s lasting impressions

    The following is written by student worker Jack Menzies Thor Rinden was an artist born in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1937 and studied at the University of Iowa before attaining his Master of Arts at Hunter College, New York, NY. Living with his […]

  • Memories of a Memogram

    The following is written by graduate student worker Emily Schartz As we get ready for warmer weather and summer vacation, we look longingly at a group of travelers 90 years ago who were preparing to start a 137 day-long worldwide cruise on […]

  • Art From Tragedy: Mauricio Lasansky’s The Nazi Drawings

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter Mauricio Lasanky was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1914 to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. Lasansky showed artistic skill from a young age — printmaking was […]

  • It isn’t hoarding if it’s books – or is it?

    “From the Classroom” is a series that features some of the great work and research from students who visit our collections. Below is a blog by Lisa Tuzel from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “Reading Culture History & […]

  • Decolonizing the Kitchen: Sean Sherman

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Matrice Young  Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, was born in 1974 and spent the early days of his childhood on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Much […]

  • “Success!!” George Ludwig and the Explorer I Satellite

    The current Main Library Gallery exhibit, We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa, provides a glimpse into many facets of campus life over the decades. Part of the exhibition focuses on the […]

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