News of Interest:
- Something Really Cool that You’ve Never Heard Of http://blog.admissions.uiowa.edu/mina/2016/12/something-really-cool-that-youve-never-heard-of/
- Before & After Treatment: Keith’s New Theatre clipping book http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/preservation/2016/12/01/before-after-treatment-keiths-new-theatre-clipping-book/
Arthur Bonfield, “The Why, How, What, and Result of 60 Years of Rare Book Collecting”
In December the Iowa Bibliophiles’ guest speaker will be Arthur Bonfield who will speak about his 60 years of rare book collecting.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7PM in the Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd Floor Main Library
Details on the UI Events Calendar: https://goo.gl/XJpGWK
The Game of Thrones-themed Lunch with the Chefs drew the largest crowd ever on Wednesday the 7th. So did our signed first edition copy of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, generously donated by Al Lewis, and several other items evocative of the Song of Ice and Fire series. Pete Balestrieri, Curator of Science Fiction and Popular Culture, and Margaret Gamm, Special Collections Librarian, enjoyed talking with attendees interested in the many related objects in Special Collections.
We have digitized all of the blue slips! Now, if you teach with special collections, you can request spreadsheets of the materials you pulled by emailing Amy Chen at email@example.com.
As a result of this digitization effort (with warm thanks to Department Manager Lindsay Moen and her students!) and a new workflow, we are now beginning to send out emails to ask instructors if they would like to retain their blue slips. Otherwise, we will discard them. Look for an email from Amy in the next few weeks if you have brought your students to special collections.
Updates from the Iowa Women’s Archives:
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This miniature song book is a bit too small to sing from, but Hannah gives it a try anyway.
A guest post from the John Martin Rare Book Room at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences:
Photo from the Frederick Kent Collection, University of Iowa Archives RG30.0001.001
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