SOS (Save Our Stuff) Conference

SOS 2019 

Friday, June 7th

Muscatine, Iowa

2018 SOS 

Friday, June 8th

IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center

220 E Main St.

Marshalltown, IA 50158

(Click Here for Lodging)

The Events of the Day Include: (Scroll Down to Register)

  • 8:30 -9:00 — Registration (Theater Entrance)
    • Vendors set up in Black Box Theater
  • 9:00 – 9:50 — General Session (Black Box Theater)
    • Orpheum Theater (Bob Untiedt, Orpheum Theater)
  • 10:00 – 10:50 — Session 1
    • Dirty, Brittle Books: Cleaning Techniques & Protective Enclosures (Julie Smith & Shelby Strommer, University of Iowa Libraries) – Meeting Room A
    • Managing Preservation and Digital Project Workflows (Erin Anderson, Lindsey Hillgartner, Sonya Barron, and Mindy McCoy, Iowa State University Library) – Meeting Room B
  • 11:00 – 11:50 — Session 2
    • Natural History Collections: Preservation and Cleaning (Cindy Opitz, University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums) – Meeting room A
    • Disaster Response: Initial Steps (Nancy Kraft, University of Iowa Libraries) – Meeting Room B
  • 12:00 – 12:50 – Lunch & Annual Meeting (Black Box Theater)
  • 1:00 – 1:50 — Keynote (Black Box Theater)
    • Care of Photographs (Onnica Marquez, St. Ambrose University)
  • 2:00 – 2:50
    • Marshall County Courthouse Tour
  • 3:00 – 3:50
    • Edel Blacksmith Shop Tour (Keith Niedermann)

How to Register

  • Locate your membership type/level (select from the drop down if necessary)
  • Click the “Buy Now” button below your membership level/type
  • If registering under and organizational membership please include the number of attendees and their names in the note box during payment
  • If there are in needs or dietary restrictions we need to be aware of please include that in the note box available with your payment or email
  • Or you can mail your check, list of attendees, and any needs or dietary restrictions to:
  • The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium 
    c/o The University of Iowa University Libraries
    100 Main Library
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
  • Send any questions or concerns to Tanya at


Individual Registration

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Organizational Registration

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Non Member Registration ($85) – Click Below

Presenter Registration ($42.50) – Click Below

Vendor Registration


Call for Presentations
Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium

Preserving and conserving Iowa’s cultural heritage is a pillar in the missions of many institutions around the state. ICPC’s Save Our Stuff conference focuses on strategies and practices that meet the preservation needs of Iowa’s cultural institutions. Proposals are now being accepted for sessions for the 2018 ICPC Conference and Annual Meeting. Topics should directly address issues of preservation and conservation of cultural materials including, but not limited to, books, manuscripts, ephemera, and artifacts. Presentations ought to be applicable to institutions with various staff sizes and budgets.

Each session is 50 minutes in length. If you are proposing a roundtable or panel presentation, please include names and titles of all participants.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail with the subject heading “2018 SOS Proposal” to the ICPC Administrative Assistant

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018. Proposals accepted for sessions will be notified in April. Speakers are requested to donate their time, expertise, and travel. Lunch is provided for speakers, but those wishing to attend conference sessions other than their own must register.