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Oct 4, 2022

Oct 4, 2022

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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On the anniversary of Lil Picard’s birthday (October 4th), the Stanley Museum of Art and University of Iowa Special Collections & Archives will display materials from the artist’s archive in an “open house” style. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the event to learn about Lil Picard’s life, see examples of her work—as well as manuscript records from her archive—and partake in birthday treats. Lil Picard is a prime example of how the collections in the museum and the collect...

Oct 10, 2022

Oct 10, 2022

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Special Collections & Archives is home to the Thomas Ollive Mabbott Papers, an intriguing collection of materials compiled by Mabbott, who was editor of the Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. The papers include sources and inspirations for Poe’s work, first printings, and more. See select items up close before meeting the master of Gothic horror himself, portrayed by storyteller Darrin Crow, in Morbid Curiosities – An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. The 80-minute performance begins at 7 p.m. ...

Oct 11, 2022

Oct 11, 2022

5:30 PM

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"The Post-Typographic Private Press?" The British private press holds such a strong gravitational pull over the bibliophilic imagination that it is hard to see that there is a thriving private press tradition in the twenty-first century. Appearance has a lot to do with it: the books of today don’t look like the books of the Kelmscott, Doves, Ashendene or other British presses, so surely they don't fall into the same category. But is a private press book designated by its physical attributes...

Oct 12, 2022

Oct 12, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Join us for a virtual Iowa Bibliophiles! The Iowa Initiative for Scientific Imaging and Conservation of Cultural Artifacts (IISICCA) is a collaborative research team from all across the University of Iowa. An unparalleled interdisciplinary group, their goal is to collaborate on exploring cultural artifacts with non-destructive digital imaging, machine learning, and artificial intelligence technologies.   This talk features a look at this unique team and their work to uncover mysteries behi...

Oct 13, 2022

Oct 13, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Join director, screenwriter, producer, and best-selling author Nicholas Meyer for a discussion about his storied career, which includes involvement in the beloved “Star Trek” series, and time at Iowa (BA ‘68).  The event sponsored by the University of Iowa Libraries is free and open to the public. Learn more bit.ly/3Szb71y