Andrew Stauffer Workshop–4/17

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Andrew Stauffer Workshop–4/17

April 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April 17th, 10 am-12am
University of Iowa Main Library
Room 2032
In the “Book Traces Scavenger Hunt” workshop led by Andrew Stauffer, groups will search a given section of the Main Library stacks (usually PR and PS call numbers), looking for interesting marks by original owners in older books. Many books from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries will include interesting marginalia, flower pressings, locks of hair, and other objects pressed among the pages. Groups will bring back their best examples to a central “command center,” where they will examine them together, upload some to Book Traces, and have a discussion about what groups are finding. Sometimes the press comes and takes pictures (lots of good opportunities to document student engagement with books).  


April 17, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


UI Main Library
125 W. Washington St.
Iowa City,
+ Google Map