The Writing University Archive

The Virtual Writing University Archive began as a collaboration between the International Writing Program (IWP) at The University of Iowa and the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS).  The IWP held hundreds of recordings of its past literary events in analog audio and video formats.  These recordings document the history of the IWP, and they represent an important chapter in the larger story of writing at Iowa.  Prior to the Virtual Writing University Archive, the recordings were inaccessible and in danger of deterioration.  With the support of the Graduate College and the Arts and Humanities Initiative at the UI, faculty and students from the School of Library and Information Science have developed the Archive to provide access to the remarkable literary tradition that is writing at Iowa.  The project has grown since its inception to embrace the larger community or writers in Iowa City, and with no end to the recordings in sight, the Archive promises to be a resource for writers, students, and researchers for years to come.