University of Iowa

Keokuk Public Library Bickel Collection Access

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science are partnering with Keokuk Public Library staff to build a database to extend access to the Bickel Scrapbook Collection housed at the library.

Students will work with the Bickel Collection, comprised of 42 scrapbooks that contain newspaper clippings related to local life from the end of the 19th through mid-20th century.  Students will work with the index created by Bickel and metadata provided by the librarians to build an Omeka site to store digitized copies of the scrapbooks allowing researchers and local historians easier access to the wealth of information in the collection.