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

2/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:43

09: Historically Yours: Love, Marjorie; Knitting hats for strawberries, swearing at horses, and the circus comes to town: Life in Kansas in the 1930’s

12/13/2017
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Guest: Jennifer Burek Pierce Citation: Marjorie McVicker (Sutcliffe) to Bill Sutcliffe, 1938 Judith Sutcliffe Papers IWA0067 Box 16, Folder “Marjorie to Bill, 1938” Iowa Women’s Archives SEE ALL OF THIS LETTER AND READ THE TRANSCRIPTION 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/ Write to Us! Know more about this...

Duration:00:27:45

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

11/21/2017
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(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...

Duration:00:23:12

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

11/20/2017
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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...

Duration:00:23:20

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

10/24/2017
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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: Msc0429, Thomas Ollive Mabbott Papers August Derleth to Thomas Ollive Mabbott 9 June 1943 Dear Mr. Mabbott: Many thanks for your card. However, Dyalhis is dead, I understand. What with WPB...

Duration:00:26:23

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

10/24/2017
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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

Duration:00:26:23

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

7/25/2017
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*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

Duration:00:18:52

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

7/25/2017
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*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

Duration:00:18:52

05 - Historically Yours: Guest is Archivist David McCartney reading James Thurber

6/27/2017
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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)

Duration:00:35:29

04 - Historically Yours: Helen Keller's Poem - a letter, or an autograph? Guest Liz Riordan

5/17/2017
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Whate'er we love becomes of us a part, The center of all tributary powers, Our life is fed from nature's throbbing heart and of her best the fibre and growth is ours. Helen Keller Cambridge April 29, 1902

Duration:00:16:45

03 - Historically Yours: World War I Memorial: Warren G. Harding letter with Ben Schmidt

5/2/2017
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A memorial for World War I is the concern in a letter from Warren G. Harding read by School of Library and Information Science graduate student Ben Schmidt. Do you know anything about the movement to make a memorial? Or about Mrs. Henry F. Dimock? Type in the comments, email us colleen-theisen@uiowa.edu or write to us: Colleen Theisen Special Collections 100 Main Library Iowa City, IA 52242

Duration:00:16:07

02 - Historically Yours: A New York City Theater Fire with Liz Riordan

4/18/2017
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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

Duration:00:15:04

Historically Yours Episode 2: Gallant Acts with Liz Riordan

4/18/2017
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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

Duration:00:15:04

01 - Historically Yours: Horace Annesley Vachell Letter with guest Laura Hampton

4/4/2017
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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...

Duration:00:15:35

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

4/4/2017
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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...

Duration:00:15:35