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Preservation & Conservation Welcomes New Hires

Thursday, September 18, 2014 The UI Libraries Preservation & Conservation department would like to welcome two new(ish) staff members, Justin Baumgartner and Elizabeth Stone. They join us as members of the Keith/Albee project team. They will be working together, along with other UI Libraries staff, to stabilize and digitize the Keith/Albee collection. Both Justin andContinue reading “Preservation & Conservation Welcomes New Hires”

Iowa Collections Emergency Response Team Training

Thursday, August 21, 2014 Yesterday twenty-five individuals from around Iowa gathered at the Camp Dodge Gold Star Military Museum in Johnston to begin training as a member of the Iowa Collections Emergency Response Team (Iowa CERT). Many of Iowa’s documentary collections are scattered in museums and libraries throughout the state. These diverse collections together formContinue reading “Iowa Collections Emergency Response Team Training”

UI Libraries receives Carver grant to renovate exhibition space

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 In April, the University of Iowa Libraries was awarded $500,000 by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust in support of the renovation of the Main Library Exhibition Space. Very exciting news! Our current space was constructed in 1951 and has not changed much since then. Over the years, using the spaceContinue reading “UI Libraries receives Carver grant to renovate exhibition space”

UI Libraries receives NEH $300,000 three-year grant

We are pleased to announce that the UI Libraries has received a National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) $300,000 grant award for a three-year preservation and access project to provide conservation treatment and to digitize 150 oversize scrapbooks in the Keith/Albee Vaudeville Theater Collection. Since its acquisition in 1976, the Keith/Albee Vaudeville Theater Collection has remainedContinue reading “UI Libraries receives NEH $300,000 three-year grant”

An Ailing Herbal Comes to Conservation Lab

This book first came to the attention of Martin Rare Book Librarian Donna Hirst when a patron requested to see some of the herbals in the collection. The poor book had been overlooked, though at one time it appears to have seen a lot if use. Or maybe just a lot of neglect. Donna HirstContinue reading “An Ailing Herbal Comes to Conservation Lab”