100 Years of Homecoming

by on September 18th, 2012
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2012 marks the centennial of Homecoming at the University of Iowa.  Come learn about the corn monument, pageants and parades when David McCartney, University of Iowa Archivist, shares football related materials from the collection, including homecoming buttons,  programs, and videos of early football games, from the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and University Archives on Wednesday, September 19 at Noon in Meeting Room A.

The Iowa City Public Library has a number of items to whet your interest in Iowa football including Ellen Buchanan’s 1992 interview with Coach Hayden Fry from ICPL’s Tell Me Your Stories series.  The interview can be streamed from icpl.org or borrowed from our collection.  Other Iowa football materials include “Fields of Glory” a DVD history of Kinnick Stadium as well as a number of books on Iowa football including two on Nile Kinnick, Iowa’s great football hero and only Heisman trophy winner.

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