Title

University of Iowa librarian Dan Gall recalls his experiences with the 2008 flood

Project

Flood Project

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Document Type

Oral History

Duration

00:39:39

Publication Date

2-22-2013

Location

University of Iowa

Description

Hear University of Iowa library employee Dan Gall describe the “bucket brigade” system he and other volunteers used to move fragile books from the basement of the UI Main Library to the safety of upper floors during the 2008 flood. He had conflicted emotions about the flood; while neighbors lost everything, his property suffered minimally. He reflects upon feeling both grateful and guilty for his fortunes.

Interviewer Eric Zimmer

Keywords

Iowa City Flood

Comments

Flood Project

Rights

Copyright © 2013 The University of Iowa

 

URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/historycorps/7