Local History

Living With Floods Community Forum: Remembering the Flood of '08

Residents and businesses who survived the Floods of 2008 — or who want to learn more about local flood recovery progress — are invited to participate in this Community Forum.


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Civil War 150: Women in the Civil War

Women in the Civil War: Myths and Realities
with guest speaker Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of History, Ashford University
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Civil War 150: Proud of the Name Soldier

Proud of the Name Soldier: The Men and Women of Iowa's Black Civil War Regiment
Presented by guest speaker Leslie A Schwalm, Professor of History and African American Studies,...

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Civil War 150: Making Art Out of Mass Death

Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mathew Brady and the Civil War: Making Art Out of Mass Death
Presented by Ed Folsom, PhD Roy J. Carver Professor of English, University of Iowa


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Civil War 150: A reading of the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman

Celebrating National Poetry Month and honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Reading Aloud Group from the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center presents readings of the Civil War...

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Civil War 150: Civil War Diaries & Letters Digitization Project

The Opening Reception of the traveling exhibit "Civil War 150" from the Gilder Leherman Institute of American History. Special guest Greg Prickman, head of Special Collections &...

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100 Years of Homecoming

Enjoy learning a few highlights of the UI's century-old homecoming tradition. David McCartney, university archivist, recounts some stories, drawing from holdings in the Department of Special...

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Exploring Local History through Digital Collections

Matt Butler, Jen Wolfe and Mark Anderson from the University of Iowa Libraries' Digital Research & Publishing Department will talk about digital resources for exploring local history...

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