1. uispeccoll:

(Okay okay, I tested making sparkles.) 
RAWR RAWR!  Can you hear the tauntaun roar?
Star Wars Millennium 1 edited by Tracy Christensen from 1980.  This fanzine came to us through the Organization for Transformative Works.  See the Collection Guide.  My interpretation of the info in the table of contents is that Tracy Christensen did this amazing artwork as well.  Stop by to check out the REALLY fantastic Han and Leia artwork inside. 
"This maiden issue of Millennium is dedicated to Mr. George Lucas who made all our dreams come true."

Such a sucker for a library gif.

    uispeccoll:

    (Okay okay, I tested making sparkles.) 

    RAWR RAWR!  Can you hear the tauntaun roar?

    Star Wars Millennium 1 edited by Tracy Christensen from 1980.  This fanzine came to us through the Organization for Transformative Works.  See the Collection Guide.  My interpretation of the info in the table of contents is that Tracy Christensen did this amazing artwork as well.  Stop by to check out the REALLY fantastic Han and Leia artwork inside. 

    "This maiden issue of Millennium is dedicated to Mr. George Lucas who made all our dreams come true."

    Such a sucker for a library gif.

  2. uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!  
Imagine the impact of this 1897 flipbook, before television and radio!  Ringside seats to the championship match mean that the cover of this flipbook has been worn to bits.  I could safely capture a few images from the center to bring one punch back to life for you.  
Living Photograph Flip Book. Novelty Export Co, 1897. 2 ¼” x 1 ½”. James Corbett and Robert Fitzsimmons championship boxing match.

Book gif!

    uispeccoll:

    Miniature Monday!  

    Imagine the impact of this 1897 flipbook, before television and radio!  Ringside seats to the championship match mean that the cover of this flipbook has been worn to bits.  I could safely capture a few images from the center to bring one punch back to life for you.  

    Living Photograph Flip Book. Novelty Export Co, 1897. 2 ¼” x 1 ½”.
    James Corbett and Robert Fitzsimmons championship boxing match.

    Book gif!

  3. uispeccoll:

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birthday is today and in celebration why not check out one of these four first editions of The Song of Hiawatha from 1855. You can see an astounding Bayntun binding with an inlaid porcelain portrait of Longfellow, as well as one with a regular library binding, and even one with a letter from Longfellow inside. 

    So lovely!

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enigmaticrose:

I absolutely adore the U Iowa Special Collections blog and department in general. We’re blessed at Iowa with such an amazing collection and I think it’s fantastic that they’re on tumblr. Libralthinking is one of the special collections librarians (she does post some fandom related things here and there) and you should definitely be following her on here as well, they’re two of my all time favorite blogs. If you love anything academic, witty, old, or literature related, seriously consider following both of them.

In which we receive ALL THE LOVE.

The University of Iowa Special Collection tumblr knows what’s up.

    uispeccoll:

    enigmaticrose:

    I absolutely adore the U Iowa Special Collections blog and department in general. We’re blessed at Iowa with such an amazing collection and I think it’s fantastic that they’re on tumblr. Libralthinking is one of the special collections librarians (she does post some fandom related things here and there) and you should definitely be following her on here as well, they’re two of my all time favorite blogs. If you love anything academic, witty, old, or literature related, seriously consider following both of them.

    In which we receive ALL THE LOVE.

    The University of Iowa Special Collection tumblr knows what’s up.