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Contributor: Coe College, Stewart Memorial Library
Coe College is a private, four-year co-educational liberal arts college that was founded in 1851 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "Coe College Student Humor" is a digital compilation of resources housed in the collections of Stewart Memorial Library's George T. Henry College Archives. At present, the Student Humor compilation focuses on a series of student-produced broadsides announcing the arrival of Flunk Day, a campus skip day that has been an annual occurrence since 1911. Much to the dismay of college officials, broadsides announcing that first event were clandestinely distributed at a chapel service, and the bulk of the student body subsequently abandoned campus for a day of leisure. Although a number of the Flunk Day broadsides are no longer extant, those that survive illustrate the changing nature of undergraduate humor. The last known Flunk Day broadside dates from the mid-1970s.
Brian Duffy was born on May 9, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Duffy began his career at the Des Moines Register in 1983, where his cartoons quickly became popular and his work earned multiple awards. Duffy’s career at the Register ended abruptly in 2008 when his position was terminated by the company during budget cutbacks. Today, Duffy remains in the Des Moines area and continues to produce artwork on his own and through a local news station.
Contributor: Drake University, The Drake Heritage Collections
Pulitzer Prize winner Jay Norwood 'Ding' Darling created editorial cartoons for the Des Moines Register throughout the first half of the 20th century. Cowles Library's extensive collection of Ding Darling artist proofs has been digitized and is presented here online.
Contributor: University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Iowa Journalists Oral History Project is the world's first video-streaming online repository of interviews with American journalists. The Project chose to interview Iowa reporters, editors, photographers and publishers at small, medium and large Iowa newspapers.
Contributor: Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club
Irving Weber began writing articles on the history of the city in 1973 for the Iowa City Press Citizen. These articles collectively became the 8 volumes known as "Irving Weber's Iowa City." Part recollection, part research each article conveys a part of the city's story from its founding until the mid 1990s. There are 482 articles in the 8 volumes, many with photographs. Weber brought the history of Iowa City to life with insight, friendly wit and a sharp detailed memory.
Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Prime-time TV in America didn’t start in a laboratory at General Electric, RCA or AT&T, but instead at the corner of Dubuque Street and Iowa Avenue in Iowa City. W9XK, the University of Iowa’s experimental television station, went on the air January 25, 1933, with a weekly or twice-weekly schedule of lectures, music, and drama. It was the first educational TV station in the U.S. This collection, featuring over 100 items, includes photographs, correspondence, and articles chronicling W9XK’s brief but significant history. Materials are from the University of Iowa Archives, Department of Special Collections. No video or film footage of W9XK’s broadcasts is known to exist today.