Flurries of activity


As Iowa City continues to recover from last weekend’s ice storm, we thought we’d feature scenes from winters past on the Iowa Digital Library home page, drawn from the Iowa City Town and Campus Digital Collection. Included are images such as an 1869 photograph of a sparsely populated Pentacrest, shown below along with a few bonus wintry items from other IDL collections.

 Inside the library, things are warming up as we work hard to finish the last of our big projects for the year. For DLS, that means the official debut of the Ding Darling collection; for our IMLS Fellows, that means wrapping up their projects before moving on to new assignments next semester. Stay tuned for more info as we launch these collections in the coming weeks.

–Jen Wolfe
Metadata Librarian, Digital Library Services

View of the University of Iowa Pentacrest (Tricrest?) in 1869, before Schaeffer Hall and Macbride Hall were built



UI student Margaret Hall making a snowball, late 1920s

An attractive centerpiece and an enjoyable time at the Prescott, Iowa, Rainbow Girls 4-H Club meeting, Dec. 31, 1931

Cover of 1949 children’s novel by UI alum and Nancy Drew author Mildred Wirt Benson

No love for Santa at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Christmas party, Davenport, Iowa, 1960s

“Winter Wonderland” by Christine Buckton, UI MFA in Painting and Drawing, 2002