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Photo from Iowa City Halloween celebration

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

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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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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.

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.

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…

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.
Willard F. Main ran a jewelry and stationary business at 127 ½ Dubuque Street. His home was listed as East Iowa City in the 1908 City Directory. The 1909 City Directory lists him at Garden and Friendship. The company began as W. F. Main Co. in 1888.…

O. H. Carpenter was an architect who resided at 529 South Clinton Street. He is listed in the 1910 Census as Orville Homer Carpenter. His wife was named Anna B. and they had two children, Melba and Aileen. Two roomers also lived with them, Fay Gay…

William W. Morrison is listed in the 1911 City Directory as the proprietor of Crescent Pharmacy, located at 117 East College Street. His residence is listed as 314 East Fairchild and wife as Susan B. The 1910 Census lists his birth year as about…
Deborah Sales, Director of Development, Marty Maiers, President, Old Capitol Kiwanis Club and Debb Green, Coordinator of Children's Services are shown with puppets and books that will be used to comprise storytelling kits recently purchased by the…
Irving Weber, Bob Woodburn, President of the Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club and Deborah Sales, Director of Development are shown looking at some of the recently purchased items from earnings of the Irving Weber/Lions Club Fund.
Photograph features Deborah Sales, Director of Development, Debb Green, Coordinator of Children Services accepting gifts to the Children's Video Collection.
Photograph features a recognition tree made of donor plaques. To be recognized on a leaf on the tree, individuals or service organizations contribute $1,000 and businesses $2,000 to the endowment fund. The boulders under the tree recognize gifts of…
Photograph features Library Director Lolly Eggers
Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation celebrate merger with a new Donor Wall. Marv Hartwig, President, Dave Johansen, treasurer, Kent Swaim, Library Trustee President, and Deborah Sales, Director of Development are shown with the new cumulative…
Noon Rotary members shown with summer reading kits donated by the Club. Left to right clockwise: Sara McCarty; Debb Green, Children's Services Coordinator; Debbie Sales, Director of Development; Erin Brandt; Dick Hyman and Bob Sierk, Rotary.
Photograph of Marv Hartwig (1924-2008), a long time major supporter of the Iowa City Public Library.

Photograph featuring Ellen & John Buchanan, long time major contributors to the Iowa City Public Library. In 1993, their pledge of a deferred gift of $525,000 was used as a challenge grant to help kickoff the"Funding the Future" campaign.

A. Kent Braverman is shown with two leaves that will be added to the ICPL Foundation's Centennial Endowment Donor Tree. One leaf, to be placed on the original tree is in memory of Kent's father Aaron Braverman; the second leaf will be the first leaf…
Gladys Benz at the 1987 "speakeasy" gala
John and Ellen Buchanan arrive at the 1987 Silver Century fundraiser "speakeasy" gala.
Anne Feddersen (left), Beth Daly (center) and Michael Cavitt arriv at the 1987 Silver Centy "speakeasy" gala.
Ann Feddersen arrives at the Silver Century Gala.
George and Marguerite Penick (left) and friends arrive at the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.
Wally (Plahutnik) the Wine Guy and Jay Stein smuggle wine into the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.
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