About Colleen Theisen

Outreach and Instruction Librarian. Lover of coffee, as well as 19th century photography, painting, tourism and print.

Special Collections News 10/21/2016

LGBT float in a paradeNewsfeed: ‘Invisible Hawkeyes’ Celebrates UI’s African American Alumni:  http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/education/university-of-iowa/2016/10/20/invisible-hawkeyes-celebrates-uis-african-american-alumni/92424070/ The UI Libraries is holding an Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Deadline is December 1st: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/instagramcontest Google Scholar | Change settings to find full-text […]

Special Collections News 10/14/2016

Newsfeed: Why Study Fan Archives?: An Interview with Abigail De Kosnik (Part Two) from Henry Jenkins’ blog:  http://henryjenkins.org/2016/10/why-study-fan-archives-an-interview-with-abigail-de-kosnik-part-two.html     Highlights From Social Media: This visitor has been appearing for #FridayFrights […]
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Special Collections News 9/30/2016

14494808_10210144147297106_2260681333170170544_nNewsfeed: Lichtenberger Library Stretches Imagination.  http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/29/lichtenberger-library-stretches-imagination/ Jim Downey preserves history as a book conservator.  http://www.voxmagazine.com/arts/books/james-downey-preserves-history-as-a-book-conservationist/article_e7617891-4e3a-50b7-b4dc-7da414277c1e.html As the UI prepares for its 104th-annual Homecoming, traditions new and old are explored.  http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/30/homecoming-roars-into-town/http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/30/homecoming-roars-into-town/ Randy […]

Special Collections News 9/9/2016

uncutpagesNewsfeed: Old Gold – Wishing Herky a Happy Birthday: https://now.uiowa.edu/2016/09/old-gold-wishing-herky-happy-birthday Gene Wilder’s Superfans Made a ’70s Zine Called Geneology, and It’s Wonderful  http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/09/06/gene_wilder_s_superfans_made_a_70s_zine_called_geneology_and_it_s_wonderful.html Avicenna – John Martin Rare Book Room: http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/2016/09/06/avicenna-september-2016-notes-from-the-john-martin-rare-book-room-hardin-library/ Regents […]

New Furniture in the Iowa Womens Archives

The Iowa Women’s Archives is approaching its 25th Anniversary in 2017. In preparation, through a series of fundraisers our donors have helped make it possible to update the Reading Room with new paint, tables, and technology. Most everything is place though some finishing touches like hanging artwork still remain. Sincere thanks to all of our supporters. Be sure to stop by and see our new look.


Reading Room Before

Reading Room Before

Reading Room After

Reading Room After




Work Room Before

Work Room After

Work Room After


Below you can see a live video from just when the new furniture was put into place: