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Grant Wood scrapbooks now online

The Figge Art Museum and the University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce the release of the Grant Wood Digital Collection,, in conjunction with the Grant Wood Biennial Symposium 2012, April 13-14, 2012. This unique digital collection includes more than 12 scrapbooks and albums of news clippings, photographs, postcards, letters, and related ephemeraContinue reading “Grant Wood scrapbooks now online”

Riot Grrrl: Finding a voice

UI Libraries, Mission Creek Festival host zine open house and interactive exhibition March 30 In conjunction with the Mission Creek Festival of music and literature, the Special Collections department at the University of Iowa Libraries will host “The Zine Dream and the Riot Grrrl Scene” from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 30. A cooperativeContinue reading “Riot Grrrl: Finding a voice”

Love & war

Over on the Twitter account for the Libraries’ Civil War transcription crowdsourcing project, we’re taking a break from our Black History Month tweets to highlight some Valentine’s Day content, such as Albert Cross’s 1862 diary entry indicating a conflicted relationship with the holiday: “I wish the mail would come as this is Valentine’s Day. IContinue reading “Love & war”