This is an archive of the History Corps, which is a listening program that demonstrates the value of the humanities in our everyday lives through the art of storytelling and open conversations. History Corps promotes dialogue between the University of Iowa community and the state of Iowa.

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Oral Histories from 2016

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Interview with Dr. Brenda Child, Brenda Child and Mary Wise (Humanities at Iowa)

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Interview with Bunky Echo-Hawk, Bunky Echo-Hawk and Mariana Ramirez (Humanities at Iowa)

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Episode 5 - Where is the rest of you?, Heather Wacha (If Books Could Talk)

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Episode 6 - How are you similar or different to a modern Bible today?, Heather Wacha (If Books Could Talk)

Oral Histories from 2015

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Episode 1 - How did you get to The University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections?, Heather Wacha (If Books Could Talk)

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Episode 2 - Why do you have parts missing?, Heather Wacha (If Books Could Talk)

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Episode 3 - Can we learn anything from a single manuscript leaf?, Heather Wacha (If Books Could Talk)

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Episode 4 - Does Size Matter?, Heather Wacha (If Books Could Talk)

Oral Histories from 2014

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Award-winning historian of the American Southwest James F. Brooks discusses public history., James F. Brooks, Eric Zimmer, and Katherine Massoth (Humanities at Iowa)

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Matthew Countryman, Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Arts and Citizenship Program at the University of Michigan, discusses public history, Matthew Countryman and Eric Zimmer (Humanities at Iowa)

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Interview with Dr. James A. Hartman, James A. Hartman, Molly Hartman, and Lester Hartman (Humanities Across Iowa)

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Interview with Karissa Haugeberg, Karissa Haugeberg and Katherine Massoth (Documenting Women at Iowa)

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Interview with Kären M. Mason, Kären M. Mason, Danielle Hoskins, and Katherine Massoth (Documenting Women at Iowa)

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University of Minnesota Professor Kevin Murphy discusses public history , Kevin Murphy, Katherine Massoth, and Eric Zimmer (Humanities at Iowa)

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Reflection: Engaging Outside the Academy, Michelene E. Pesantubbee (Documenting Women at Iowa)

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Tim Pounds Interview, Tim Pounds and Brian Miller (Humanities Across Iowa)

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Landon Storrs Oral History Interview, Landon Storrs and Eric Zimmer (Documenting Women at Iowa)

Oral Histories from 2013

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Iowa City businessman Tom Bender recalls his experiences in the 2008 flood, Tom Bender, Noaquia Callahan, and John Kelly (Flood Project)

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Former University of Iowa President Willard “Sandy” Boyd discusses the 2008 flood, Sandy Boyd, Eric Zimmer, and Noaquia Callahan (Flood Project)

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Homeowner Lyda Brown recalls the 2008 flood, Lyda Brown and Kelly Nussbaum (Flood Project)

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Librarian Assistant and event organizer Terri Byers discusses the 2013 Intellectual Freedom Festival, Teri Byers and Brian JK Miller (ICPL Intellectual Freedom Festival, Humanities Across Iowa)

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Civil and environmental engineer Africa Espina discusses the 2008 flood, Africa Espina, Kelly Nussbaum, and Youlia Tzenova (Flood Project)

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Members of the University of Iowa International Writers Program discuss the 2013 Intellectual Freedom Festival., Hugh Ferrer, Joe Tiefentaler, Katherine Massoth, and Eric Zimmer (ICPL Intellectual Freedom Festival, Humanities at Iowa)

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Iowa City Public Works Director Rick Fosse discusses the 2008 flood, Rick Fosse, Noaquia Callahan, and Youlia Tzenova (Flood Project)

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University of Iowa librarian Dan Gall recalls his experiences with the 2008 flood, Dan Gall and Eric Zimmer (Flood Project)

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Coralville Iowa small business owners Sanja and Maya Hunt discuss their experiences with the 2008 flood, Sanja Hunt, Maya Hunt, and Paul Mokrzycki (Flood Project)

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University of Iowa Computer Science Professor Douglas Jones discusses the 2008 flood and the subsequent recovery efforts, Douglas Jones and Noaquia Callahan (Flood Project)

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Director of the Iowa City Flood Project Professor Witold Krajewski discusses the 2008 flood, Witold Krajewski, Youlia Tzenova, and John Kelly (Flood Project)

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Iowa City Community Development Coordinator Steve Long discusses the 2008 flood, Steve Long, John Kelly, and Christina Jenson (Flood Project)

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason discusses the 2008 flood, Sally Mason and Eric Zimmer (Flood Project)

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University of Iowa Art History Professor Steve McGuire recalls the 2008 flood, Steve McGuire, Noaquia Callahan, and Christina Jenson (Flood Project)

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Homeowner Joye A McKusick recalls the 2008 flood, Joye A. McKusick, Eric Zimmer, and Youlia Tzenova (Flood Project)

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Author Lili Mendoza discusses intellectual freedom in her work, Lili Mendoza and Brian JK Miller (ICPL Intellectual Freedom Festival, Humanities at Iowa)

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Iowa City Community Development Planner Doug Ongie discusses the 2008 flood and its aftermath, Doug Ongie, Youlia Tzenova, and Kelsey Potdevin (Flood Project)

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Author and former University of Iowa Professor David Plowden discusses his 2012 book, David Plowden’s Iowa, David Plowden and Eric Zimmer (Humanities Across Iowa)

Assistant Curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives Janet Weaver discusses the IWA connects to the broader community in Iowa , Janet Weaver, Eric Zimmer, and Paul Mokrzycki (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa Hydraulic Engineer Larry Weber discusses the 2008 flood and subsequent recovery efforts, Larry Weber and Youlia Tzenova (Flood Project)

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Joel Wilcox recalls the 2008 flood and earlier floods in Iowa City, Joel Wilcox, Anna Flaming, and Christina Jenson (Flood Project)

Oral Histories from 2012

Leah Bowman explains why the humanities matter to her, Leah Bowman (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa Assistant professor André Brock shares his thoughts on the meaning of the digital humanities, André Brock (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa Professor Chuck Connerly discusses his work in the humanities, Chuck Connerly (Humanities at Iowa)

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Catherine Denial, Associate Professor of History at Knox College in Illinois, discusses the meaning of the humanities to her, Catherine Denial (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa Emeriti Professor Bruce Fehn discusses his engagement with the humanities , Bruce Fehn (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa History Professor Colin Gordon discusses the humanities, Colin Gordon (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa Writers Workshop student A. Naomi Jackson discusses the humanities, A Naomi Jackson (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa Professor Teresa Mangum discusses the meaning of the humanities, Teresa Mangum (Humanities at Iowa)

Bill Peterson shares his thoughts on the meaning of the humanities, Bill Peterson (Humanities at Iowa)

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University of Iowa Associate Professor of History Jacki Rand discusses the humanities, Jacki Rand (Humanities at Iowa)

Katrina Sanders shares her thoughts on the meaning of the humanities, Katrina Sanders (Humanities at Iowa)

Liz Schorch shares her thoughts on the meaning of the humanities, Liz Schorch (Humanities at Iowa)