- 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 Duncan, 1937-2016. http://iowacitypast.tumblr.com/post/151059727765/iowa-football-quarterback-randy-duncan-the
- Meet Stacy Garrod, scholarship winner from UI Special Collections. http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/blog/meet-stacy-garrard/
Iowa Reads Shakespeare was the closing event for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare exhibition traveling from the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Last Saturday, sixteen readers performed and recited passages from Shakespeare at the Riverside Festival Stage in City Park. The Combined Efforts Theater performed as well as Rubén Villeagas who performed scenes from Hamlet, the play that garnered the most votes from around Iowa and was dubbed “Iowa’s Favorite Shakespeare Play.”
The event concluded with a costume contest.
A New Feature on the UI Libraries’ Homepage: Martin Luther King, Jr. Recording from 1959
The UI Libraries homepage has a new banner featuring an item from the University of Iowa Archives that was recently digitized as part of the Uptight and Laid-back: Iowa City in the 1960’s online exhibition.
Listen to the recording here: http://dsps.lib.uiowa.edu/sixties/mlk/
Chancery Papermaking from the UI Center for the Book, 2016
Successful test of historic papermaking techniques yields 2000 sheets of paper in one day.
A New Video: Step by Step Conservation Treatment for a Map of Canada
Step by step tour through the process of treating a map of Canada and removing the acidic backing.
New Acquisition: Book of Hours c. 1450
We are very excited about this new arrival! Books of Hours are some of the most frequently called up items for our class sessions and this newly acquired Italian Book of Hours from c. 1450 includes incredible illuminated miniature paintings inside of the initials. Watch here for more information as we get it cataloged and described!
A familiar title found while processing the DuGarm Comic Book Collection:
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