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Hevelin Collection

This week the University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce the acquisition of the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection of Pulps, Fanzines, and Science Fiction Books. The original press release can be viewed here. Rusty Hevelin passed away on December 27, 2011 after an illness. He was a science fiction fan, pulp collector, hucksterContinue reading “Hevelin Collection”

American Indian Powwow & Exhibit Share Native Living Traditions

Addendum to blog entry on August 7, 2012:     Are you looking for a cultural activity for this coming weekend? How about attending the Meskwaki Powwow in Tama, Iowa? Here is a little historical preview from our exhibition titled “American Indian Dancing: Ethnic Stereotypes, Community Resources, Living Traditions”:     The Powwow Then and NowContinue reading “American Indian Powwow & Exhibit Share Native Living Traditions”

Farewell to Elizabeth Catlett

The New York Times reported today that “Elizabeth Catlett, whose abstracted sculptures of the human form reflected her deep concern with the African-American experience and the struggle for civil rights, died on Monday at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she had lived since the late 1940s. She was 96. “   Elizabeth was among theContinue reading “Farewell to Elizabeth Catlett”

The Zine Dream and the Riot Grrrl Scene March 30th 4-6PM

BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways… BECAUSE we must take over the means of production in order to create our own meanings.                                                 from “Riot Grrrl Manifesto,” Bikini Kill #2   In conjunction with the MissionContinue reading “The Zine Dream and the Riot Grrrl Scene March 30th 4-6PM”

We’re Moving on Up!

  The thunderous noise in the halls near Special Collections & University Archives is not an approaching storm, (we have had enough water for a lifetime), but rather the sound of cart wheels rolling back and forth carrying shelves.  The Books are on the Move all over the Main Library and Special Collections is noContinue reading “We’re Moving on Up!”

Leaving No Stone Unturned: Professor’s Papers Provide Look Into 20th Century Broadcast Journalism

We are pleased to announce that the papers of Vernon Stone are now available and accessible through a finding aid. Stone served for 22 years as the research director for the Radio and Television News Directors Association, in which capacity he took innumerable surveys dealing with many facets of the news business, including women andContinue reading “Leaving No Stone Unturned: Professor’s Papers Provide Look Into 20th Century Broadcast Journalism”