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A Virtual Bibliophiles

Today is April 8th, 2020, the day we were supposed to gather for the last Iowa Bibliophiles of the academic year. The plan: come together, eat some tasty snacks, and explore some of the highlights from our collection with the help of our wonderful student workers. Our students had selected manuscripts, books, and more, researchedContinue reading “A Virtual Bibliophiles”

Discovering the Rich World of the Encyclopedia

Encyclopedias. If you’re like me, then you haven’t really given them much thought. Growing up in pre-Google days, my family owned a 1988 set that was used and abused by my siblings and I, for both school reports and building forts, and they proved a go-to for school projects and reports in those early yearsContinue reading “Discovering the Rich World of the Encyclopedia”

Upcoming October Events

Handy Books exhibit reception. Friday, October 6th, 12-1pm Special Collections Reading Room     Saving Brinton, The documentary was extended at Film Scene in Iowa City and has additional showings through at least October 11th. Read more. Buy tickets.   The Reformation and Books – 500 Years Later Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm Raymond Mentzer, DanielContinue reading “Upcoming October Events”

Special Collections Open House – Exhibition Reception and Acquisitions Talk March 8th

Special Collections and the Iowa Bibliophiles will be hosting a reception and open house extravaganza the evening of Wednesday March 8, 2017 celebrating the arrival of the traveling exhibition Open*Set while providing an opportunity for in-depth investigation of our newest acquisitions.   Explore the Open*Set exhibition from the American Academy of Bookbinding, in the Special Collections gallery space whileContinue reading “Special Collections Open House – Exhibition Reception and Acquisitions Talk March 8th”