As we announced in our Friday news post last week, our Olson Graduate Assistant, John Fifield was awarded a Caxton Club grant to continue his research. John’s grant will fund his […]
Awards and Recognition Congratulations to John Fifield, Caxton Club Grant Recipient On Wednesday, November 18, University of Iowa Center for the Book students Ian Huebert, Amy Richard, and Special Collections’ […]
By Jacque Roethler, Manuscripts Processing Coordinator On the 50th anniversary of his death, we remember Henry Agard Wallace, the 33rd Vice-President of the United States, who was a man well […]
Recently Cataloged Two carts of 1930s-2000s science fiction books from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Science Fiction Collection have recently returned from the Cataloging-Metadata Department. Among these are hardcover and […]
New Acquisitions Lindset, John (ed.). Alice in a World of Wonderlands. Oak Knoll Press, 2015. This superb three volume set arrived recently from Oak Knoll Press, which published it in […]
Publications For a sneak preview of the new issue of Dada/Surrealism, go to http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/vol20/iss1/. Several years in the making, Dada/Surrealism no. 20 is a special issue, “From Dada […]
Upcoming Events Halloween Event in the Learning Commons This Halloween, join Special Collections and University Archives as we create a pop-up museum featuring items by American writer and artist, Edward […]
Librarians in the Wild: ICON Science Fiction Convention October 16-18th, 2015 The ICON Science Fiction convention began 40 years ago, born from a passionate group of fans that met in […]
Staff Changes Our beloved Department Manager Kathy Hodson has retired after more than 16 years of dedicated service to the UI Libraries. Friday, October 2, 2015 was her last day. […]
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Slate featured the Hevelin Collection Fanzine Digitization Project this week. You can read their coverage of the UI Libraries’ work digitizing 1930s-1950s science fiction fanzines here.
Agricola. Trattenimenti sulle vernici. Ravenna 1789.
This book bridges several of our collection areas, covering a very broad array of topics; overall, it could be considered an early “how to” guide. Painting, printmaking, sculpting, cartography, conservation, cooking, gardening, rat extermination, and stain removal are all addressed, and are accompanied by an extensive bibliography.
Amy Chen led a group of current and former Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellows to write a piece for a CLIR report that is now available online here.
Changing and Expanding Libraries: Exhibitions, Institutional Repositories, and the Future of Academia, by Amy Chen, Sarah Pickle, and Heather Waldroup appears in The Process of Discovery: The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the Future of the Academy, edited by John C. Maclachlan, Elizabeth A. Waraksa, and Christa Williford.
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