Recently on the Web and Social Media:
The Hevelin Fanzine Digitization Project was featured on The Verge. The University of Iowa Libraries is digitizing science fiction fanzines from the 1930s-1950s.
August Old Gold column from University Archivist David McCartney, Harrison Hall, the Residence Hall That Never Was.
The planned 1,100-student high-rise, proposed in 1966, never got off the ground.
A Culinary Alphabet by Annie Tremmel Wilcox, published in 1998 was featured on our Instagram page. This culinary artist’s book has three spoons as part of the binding. [Szathmary N7433.4 W524 C8 1998]
1. The first Iowa Bibliophiles meeting of the 2015-2016 season
University of Iowa Center for the Book calligraphy instructor Cheryl Jacobsen will present about calligraphic hands featured in Medieval manuscripts held in Special Collections.
6:00PM – Stop by to view a repeat showing of the livestream video of Alison Altstatt’s September 4th talk
6:30PM – Refreshments served
7PM – Cheryl Jacobsen’s talk
Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd Floor Main Library, 125 W. Washington, Iowa City, IA
2. Special Collections Editions featured in Old Capitol Museum Exhibition
Opening Reception for The Quest Begins: Quixote at 400
Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Exhibition: Illustrations of Don Quixote: Interpretation of Imagination
September 17, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Old Capitol Museum Keyes Gallery for the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
Explore artistic interpretations of Cervantes’ tale from the 1600s to the 1930s through collected images from editions of Don Quixote from the University of Iowa Libraries.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the sponsoring department or contact person listed in advance of the event.
1. A new acquisition for our collection of miniature books.
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Descent of Mount Gadam, Jubilee Press, 1993. Adapted from a folktale of the Mensa Bet-Abrehe people of northern Ethiopia. Includes a linocut outline map of Africa.
2. A new addition to the University of Iowa Libraries’ map collections for studying World War I.
The Markets of the World. Open to Great Britain: Closed to Germany, London : Roberts & Leete Ltd., . This map shows sources of import for Britain during 1916.
Just for Fun:
Our graduate assistants made a parody of our new acquisition unboxing videos we’ve been making on the social media site Vine.
Please welcome our “new acquisition,” graduate assistant John Fifield.