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Scope and Contents
For many years the Libraries removed and discarded dust jackets as books were processed into the collections, although since the 1990s jackets have remained with the books and allowed to circulate. Over time, the jackets tend to become worn and tattered, although many remain in surprisingly pristine condition for decades.
Since the dust jackets on books related to Dada often illustrate or illuminate the subject or thesis of the book, a decision was made around 2000 to retain the jackets permanently in a collection separate from the books themselves. This collection was originally arranged in order by the call number assigned to the book. However, as the collection was added to, and finally completed in 2017, it was decided that each box would be alphabetized by title for easier patron browsing. It notes only the title -- not publisher, place of publication, call number, or date, all information that can be found in the InfoHawk record.
- Creation: 1900-2000
- Dada (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
3.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Dust jackets from books in the Dada collection at the University of Iowa.
Method of Acquisition
As new books come in and are processed the covers are removed. The decision was made to keep the Dada covers in a separate collection.
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