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Tornado damage to the Iowa Federation House, the historic building housing segregated African American University of Iowa students.

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What happens at the Iowa City Public Library in just one day? Here are some numbers: 3406 items were checked out, 437 people came through the gates the first hour open, and 81 reference questions were answered at the Info Desk.

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Held on June 27, 2014, Library Links raised more than $10,000 to support the work of the Iowa City Public Library.

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Thanks a Million! The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation has contributed more than $1,000,000 to enhance library services since 2010.

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The is the logo for the 25th anniversary of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

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From the Foreward: In 1986, the Iowa City Public Library Foundation followed in the footsteps of the founders of the Iowa City Public Library who originally raised the funds necessary for our Library. Realizing the importance of our free public…

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Text on the front of the postcard reads, "Plum Grove, Historic Home of Robert Lucas/First Governor, Territory of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa." The caption on the back repeats the text of the front.

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The caption on the back of the postcard reads, "Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa." The number on the bottom right-hand corner of the back of the postcard reads C22640.

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The caption on the back of the postcard reads, "Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa, Home of the University of Iowa." Business signs shown include Moose, Woolworth's, the Deadwood, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, Number on bottom left-hand corner reads…

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Photo from Iowa City Halloween celebration

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Rick Archbold, author of Last Dinner on the Titanic, with Borden Stevens, niece of a Titanic survivor

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Attendee dressed as a steerage passenger

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Mary Gantz, co-chair of event planning

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Dwight and Melinda Seegmiller (right) and friends arrive at the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.

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John Hasse plays "Ragtime and all that Jazz" and the 1987 Silver Century gala.

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Wally (Plahutnik) the Wine Guy and Jay Stein smuggle wine into the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.

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George and Marguerite Penick (left) and friends arrive at the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.

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Ann Feddersen arrives at the Silver Century Gala.

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Anne Feddersen (left), Beth Daly (center) and Michael Cavitt arriv at the 1987 Silver Centy "speakeasy" gala.

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John and Ellen Buchanan arrive at the 1987 Silver Century fundraiser "speakeasy" gala.

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Gladys Benz at the 1987 "speakeasy" gala

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1987 Silver Century Fundraising Gala invitation

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Part One: Love Potion. The year is 1895, and love comes to the carnival. Sideshow barker William Deerfoot married his snake charmer sweet-heart Frances Jackett. For eighteen years, they hitched their wagons together

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Brothers and sisters! It is time once again to visit that dark pit of crimes historical and transgressions allegorical; to trespass back in time to uncover the original (and the not so original) sins of Iowa's forefather's and mothers. Can I get an…

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One of eight murals created in 1934 by Mildred Pelzer that depict historic scenes of Iowa City. The paintings were commissioned by the Jefferson Hotel and graced the lobby of the hotel located on the corner of Washington and Dubuque streets for many…

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One of eight murals created in 1934 by Mildred Pelzer that depict historic scenes of Iowa City. The paintings were commissioned by the Jefferson Hotel and graced the lobby of the hotel located on the corner of Washington and Dubuque streets for many…
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