Migration is Beautiful Website Premieres at the 2016 National LULAC Convention
July 12th was the kickoff for the 2016 National LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) convention. Janet, assistant curator for the Iowa Women’s Archives, attended the conference to promote “Migration is Beautiful,” a new website featuring vignettes, oral history interview clips, memoirs, letters, and photographs from the IWA’s Mujeres Latinas Project.
The new website highlights the experiences and contributions Latinas and Latinos have made to the state of Iowa. It also hosts an interactive map that shows the migration of Latinos through Iowa during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Read more on the Iowa Women’s Archives Tumblr: http://iowawomensarchives.tumblr.com/post/147700561076/july-12th-was-the-kickoff-for-the-2016-national
Hevelin Collection Transcription “Soft” Launch:
UPDATE: transcription of the Hevelin Fanzines has begun! This afternoon 1,000 pages of scanned zines were opened up to a select group of fans for transcription. This “soft launch” of the transcription phase will give us an idea of how quickly transcription will go, and reveal any unexpected challenges we have not foreseen. All of the zines were published between the years 1930-1950, and represent a variety of content, creators, and printing techniques. We are now one step closer to our final goal: a text-searchable database which will offer unprecedented access to this massive and fascinating collection. Onward!
From Hevelin Tumblr: http://hevelincollection.tumblr.com/post/147607267899/update-transcription-of-the-hevelin-fanzines-has
New Spring/Summer issue of the UI Libraries’ Newsletter, Bindings
Read it online now: http://www.pageturnpro.com/Libraries-at-the-University-of-Iowa/73547-University-of-Iowa-Libraries-Bindings-Magazine-SpringSummer-2016/index.html#1
Or download it here: http://ir.uiowa.edu/lib_bindings/28/
Fall is approaching – remember, we book classes on a first come, first serve basis.
If you want to get the date and time you want, please book your sessions through our form: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/forms/speccoll_class/.
We do not accept class requests sent to personal emails of special collections librarians.
The two exhibitions will run through August 24, 2016.
Visiting Exhibition: Geographies: The Midwest Examined from The Midwest Guild of Book Workers
A Collection of Wood and Rocks
Our graduate student worker Ellen Wrede put together a curious collection of stones, wood, and oddities from the natural world found in Special Collections.
1960’s Online Exhibition from the University Archives is Now Online
A new digital exhibition curated by University Archivist David McCartney is now online highlighting over 150 entries pulled from 30 different collections in the University of Iowa Archives such as “Sutdent Life, ” “Pop Culture,” ” Politics & Protest,” ” and “Civil Rights.” Video and audio clips from the time give a tour of the sights and sounds.
Browse the exhibition: http://dsps.lib.uiowa.edu/sixties/
Big Ten Network Filming:
Last week we had a film crew visit from the Big Ten Network to make a one minute film about Special Collections outreach. As video producers it was an enormous opportunity to watch a major network’s team in action. We’ll post about the segment in the coming months when it is released. Stay tuned.
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