Inside Iowa State
Sept. 6, 1996
ISU Library Friends to host sesquicentennial reading
by Anne Dolan
Iowa history will be the theme as writers and editors read from their books during an event sponsored by the ISU Library Friends. The public reading, "Four Views," will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in 234 Memorial Union. The event is endorsed by the Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission.
Authors Dorothy Schwieder, ISU professor of history (Iowa: The Middle Land); independent researcher Suzanne O'Dea Schenken (Legislators and Politicians: Iowa's Women Lawmakers); and Richard, Lord Acton and Patricia Nassif Acton (To Go Free: A Treasury of Iowa's Legal Heritage), will read from their recently published accounts of historical Iowa. Lord Acton is a barrister and member of the British House of Lords. Nassif Acton is a law professor at the University of Iowa.
A fourth view will be provided by Marvin Bergman, editor of Iowa History Reader, an anthology of 17 historical essays that have helped define Iowa. Bergman is editor of The Annals of Iowa, published in Iowa City.
All of the books featured in "Four Views" were published or co-published by the ISU Press.
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