‘From whiz kid to college dropout’: Tom Brokaw on his time at the University of Iowa

Tom Brokaw, the University of Iowa dropout who went on to host the NBC Nightly News for 22 years, announced in Nov. 2016 that he was donating his personal archive of materials from his long career to UI. After a year of a preparation, that archive was opened to students and researchers on Thursday. It is housed in the Special Collections of the UI Main Library. […]

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Equity at Iowa shines light on UI’s gender stories and disparities

Each day during the month of March, a new website out of the University of Iowa will shine light, in part, on a fact of women’s history that persists into the present: the disparities faced by women in the workplace. The Equity at Iowa project takes data from the Iowa State Employee Salary Book, which […]

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Photo essay: Exploring the Special Collections archive

Photos by Zeynab Ghandour Special Collections is an archival section of the University of Iowa Main Library, located on the third floor and open to students and the public. The goal of Special Collections is to create a bridge between a library and a museum, a place where visitors can interact with the media. Little […]

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