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10: Historically Yours: Ursula LeGuin, Earthsea, and Tolkien with guest Peter Balestrieri

In this episode guest Peter Balestrieri brings us a letter from Ursula LeGuin that he found tucked inside of a recently donated copy of “The Farthest Shore.” Guest: Peter Balestrieri Citation: LeGuin, Ursula to Martin, John Located in “The Farthest Shore.” Allen Lewis Autographed Books Collection (in process). SEE ALL OF THIS LETTER AND READ THE TRANSCRIPTION ON OUR...


09: Historically Yours: Love, Marjorie; Knitting hats for strawberries, miller moths, swearing at horses, cooking hacks: Life in Kansas in the 1930s.

SEE ALL OF THIS LETTER AND READ THE TRASNCRIPTION ON OUR BLOG: https://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/2017/12/13/09-historically-yours-love-marjorie-knitting-hats-for-strawberries-swearing-at-horses-and-the-circus-comes-to-town-life-in-kansas-in-the-1930s/ Know more about this letter? Write to us! Historically Yours c/o Colleen Theisen 100 Main Library Iowa City, IA 52242


08: Historically Yours (corrected): A Tale of Woe for Miss Rosa Poe with guest Peter Balestrieri

(Corrected version of the podcast! While talking about international pirated versions of Poe’s books, we mis-stated details about U.S. copyright in 1868. This file corrects that. If you know more about this letter be sure to email us and we’ll read your letter on the pod. colleen-theisen@uiowa.edu, thanks! - Colleen). For this episode of Historically Yours, Curator of Science Fiction and Popular Culture, Peter Balestrieri takes us back into the publishing industry reading a handwritten...


08: Historically Yours: A Tale of Woe from Miss Rosa Poe with guest Peter Balestrieri

For this episode of Historically Yours, Curator of Science Fiction and Popular Culture, Peter Balestrieri takes us back into the publishing industry reading a handwritten letter from 1868 written on behalf of Miss Rosa Poe, sister of Edgar Allan Poe. Letter information: MsL T473d Thompson, John Reuben to Eugene Didier 28 January 1868 Letter text: 17 Lafayette Place: New York City, 28 Jan. 1868 Dear Sir, I am again compelled to remind you that you have returned no answer...


07: Historically Yours Ep 7: Academics, Fans, Lovecraft, and the price of paper

For this episode of Historically Yours, School of Library and Information Science graduate student Kathryn Heffner reads a typed letter on Arkham House letterhead with details relating to what it took to get HP Lovecraft published during World War II, both figuratively and literally. Letter: August Derleth to Thomas Olive Mabbott 9 June 1943 Guest: Kathryn E. Heffner The University of Iowa, BLIS Student


06 - Historically Yours: An Account of Calamity Jane’s Death with Guest Liz Riordan

*Updated 7/31/2017 to fix a flaw in the audio file For this episode of Historically Yours, Graduate Assistant Liz Riordan regales us with tales of the Wild West and a letter recounting an encounter with Calamity Jane immediately preceeding her death. (MsLT576s). Tillett, S. to Edwin L. Sabin 22 June 1929


05 - Historically Yours with Archivist David McCartney reading James Thurber

For this episode of Historically Yours, University Archivist David McCartney tells a poignant tale of letter writing past and present and then reads us a letter from James Thurber from his time at the New Yorker in 1935. (MsLT5361za)


Historically Yours Episode 2: Gallant Acts with Liz Riordan

Historically Yours is brought to you by the wacky folks who wander in and out of the University of Iowa Special Collections. Your host is Colleen Theisen, today’s guest is Liz Riordan. Our theme music was composed by Will Riordan. Letter from this episode: Lawrence Barrett to James H. Smith Esq. September 26, 1873. MsL B274


Historically Yours Episode 1: Horace Annesley Vachell Letter with guest Laura Hampton

Welcome to our new podcast. New episodes will premiere every two weeks on Tuesday. Episode 1 features Digital Project Librarian Laura Hampton reading a letter from April 15, 1942 from Horace Ainsley Vachell of Bath England to Mr. Corder. (MsL V1183co). Do you know anything about Mr. Corder? Or Mr. Vachell? Or anything else in this letter? Let us know. Write to us: Historically Yours c/o Colleen Theisen University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections 100 Main Library Iowa...