by Tim Shipe The International Dada Archive is pleased to announce the publication of issue number 21 of Dada/Surrealism: http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/ The theme of the issue is Exhibiting Dada and Surrealism, guest edited by Professor Kathryn Floyd of Auburn University, a former student library assistant at Iowa. In addition to the theme section, we have articles on Dada and music, onContinue reading “Dada/Surrealism Issue 21 is Now Online”
University of Iowa News Release May 5, 2011 http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2011/may/050511libraries-civilwar.html University of Iowa Libraries has launched a new exhibition and digital collection to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and it’s enlisting the help of a few good men and women (well, lots, really) to help make the collection even more accessible andContinue reading “‘Now Do Not Let Your Courage Fail’: Voices from the Civil War”
How did versions of the Bible reflect the struggles of the European Reformation? How did the Bible “migrate” to America? What is a Cherokee Testament? How did President Lincoln use the Bible in his private and political life? Can the Bible be a comic book? Editions of the King James Bible around the worldContinue reading “Being Biblical Through the Ages”
What was it like to be a student, a professor, university staff, or a resident of a US college town in the 1960s? Special Collections & University Archives is launching a Library Guide – a collection of resources for learning, teaching, and researching the history of the 1960s at the University of Iowa, the stateContinue reading “Library Guide on the 1960s”
For a personal excursion into the art of the counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s, join WorldCanvass at 5:00 p.m. on January 28 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. Among other guests of the show, the head of Special Collections & University Archives Sid Huttner will talk about the life andContinue reading “The Art of the Counterculture: Talk Featuring Collection on Lil Picard”
In 1931, Henry Zimmerman of Lone Tree, Iowa traveled to Kuznetsk, Siberia, to oversee the building of steel mills in the Soviet Union. The University of Iowa Special Collections has been collaborating with Russian History doctoral student Irina Rezhapova (Kuzbass Institute of the Federal Penal Service) on a special digital project which tells the story of Zimmerman’s journey.
Ah, homecoming: A nearly century-old UI football ritual with more traditions than you can punt, pass or kick. A few of them are described in the October “Old Gold,” a monthly feature by university archivist David McCartney for Spectator@Iowa, a publication of the Office of University Relations for alumni and friends of the University of Iowa: http://spectator.uiowa.edu/2010/october/oldgold.html