Local History

Weber Days 2017: University Town, Union Town

John W. McKerley, an oral historian at the University of Iowa Labor Center, gives an introduction to the labor history of Iowa City and Johnson County.

Weber Days is a series of local...

Local History

Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the UI During the Long Civil Rights Era

Dr. Lena M. Hill, Senior Associate to the UI President and Dr. Michael D. Hill, UI Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, discuss the creation of the 2016 book "...

Books and Writing, Local History

Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South with Mark Speltz

Author and Historian Mark Speltz will be here to read from his new book North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond The South. The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History

Fields of Opportunity: Records of African American Excellence

The creation of the book "Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa During the Long Civil Rights Era" reveals how inspired collaborators can do special things. What...

Local History

History of the UI School of Music

Since 1906, there has been a School of Music at the University of Iowa. Music librarian Katie Buehner discusses the evolution of this one hundred and ten year old program as evidenced in...

Local History

Making Sense Out of Iowa City Streets

Recorded May 25, 2016

Citizen historian Thomas Schulein will present a program on how Iowa City streets were named.

Making Sense Out of Iowa City Streets - Why can't we seem to...

Local History

The Secret Lives of Houses: How to Research your House's History

Recorded May 18, 2016

Learn from Alicia Trimble, Executive Director of Friends of Historic Preservation how to research the history of your home or a building.

This program is part...

Local History

Realizing Stephen Smith: His Conscience and Conflict

UI student Steve Smith (1944-2009) encountered violence as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, led a hunger strike in downtown Iowa City, and burned his draft card in the Iowa Memorial Union in...

Local History

Moving & Restoring a Historic House in Iowa City

Experts discuss the basics of house moving, the economic benefits of historic preservation, and some of the techniques they've used for recycling house parts and finding architectural salvage...

Local History

Beyond the Winning Pig: Phil Stong's Other Animal Tales

What does it mean to imagine the history of Iowa animals apart from industrial agriculture and the meatpacking businesses that continue to shape our relationship to hogs, and chickens, horses and...

Local History