NBC’s Tom Brokaw Donating His Papers, Artifacts to University of Iowa Libraries
From the Iowa City Press-Citizen:
The former anchor of “NBC Nightly News” is donating papers and memorabilia from his long journalistic career to University of Iowa Libraries.
Tom Brokaw, who attended UI during his freshman year in 1958–59, made an announcement about the donation Thursday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show. Brokaw also is celebrating 50 years with the television network.
Brokaw graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1964, but said he chose UI as the site for his papers because of the quality of the university’s library facilities and the persistence of the universities’ librarians.
Greg Prickman, head of Special Collections at UI Libraries, said making Brokaw’s papers accessible to UI students and researchers is an honor. The collection will be available in the spring of 2017.
“The range of historic events represented in the papers is extraordinary, and users of the collection will be able to study these events through the experiences of one of our most thoughtful and respected journalists,” Prickman says.
Brokaw’s confidence in UI Libraries reflects the critical role that research libraries play in acquiring, making available, and preserving distinctive collections, says University Librarian John Culshaw.
“The primary source material contained in Mr. Brokaw’s papers will be invaluable to researchers and serve to enhance the learning experience for UI students in several disciplines,” he says.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.