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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

Duration: 00:26:23

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

Duration: 00:18:52

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)

Duration: 00:35:29

04 - Helen Keller’s Poem - a letter, or an autograph? Guest Liz Riordan

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

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

Duration: 00:15:04

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...

Duration: 00:15:35