Colleen Theisen, outreach and engagement librarian at the University of Iowa, talks about the collection of rare miniature books held in the UI Libraries’ Special Collections. Some of these books measure less than 0.25 inches, and many date back to the 1800s.
Kyle Munson takes a look at the collection of papers and personal artifacts recently donated to UI Libraries by UI alumnus and legendary newsman Tom Brokaw.
The Brokaw Collection represents a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his decades-long career as a respected NBC journalist, including everything from leather-bound calendars to homemade valentines.
Tom Brokaw, a noted journalist whose career has spanned over five decades, announced that his personal papers will be preserved at the University of Iowa Libraries. The collection, including Brokaw’s brushes with some of history’s most fascinating and frustrating events, will become available to students and scholars beginning in 2017.