Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

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Cedar Falls Cenntenial
Drake Relays

Heritage Book: Kesho-Callender Heritage Days July 7-9, 1989
Iowa City Flood

Industry and Commerce

C.L. Barnhouse Company - Oskaloosa, IA
John P. Vander Maas Railroadiana Collection
Spaulding Collection
Tyden Farms Collection
University of Iowa Libraries Bookbinding Model Collection
Waukee Mining Collection

Maps, Atlases, Surveys

Des Moines River Valley Plat Maps, 1836-1851
Digital Iowa Geological Resources (DIGS)
Hixson Plat Map Atlases of Iowa  
Iowa Counties Historic Atlases
State Law Library of Iowa Blueprints


Grundy Center Concert Band Audio Collection
Historic Sheet Music Collection 
Jazz Band One Audio Collection
Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Audio Collection
We Love Iowa Audio Collection

People, Biographies

Abraham Lincoln Documents at the State Historical Society of Iowa
Ada Hayden
Adonijah Welch
African American Women in Iowa
Alexander Lippisch
Billy Robinson Heritage Digital Photo Exhibit
Calvin Photographs Collection
Carrie Chapman Catt
Charles Reuben Keyes
Christian Petersen
Dentistry College Class Photograph, University of Iowa
Dr. Morehouse and Astronomy at Drake
Ernest Wyman Hanson Glass Plate Negative Collection
Eve Drewelowe Digital Collection
Evelyn Birkby Collection
Figge Art Museum Grant Wood Digital Collection
George Washington Carver
Governors of Iowa
Grand View College Class Photographs 1896-1919
Henry A. Wallace Collection
Historic Iowa Children's Diaries
Iowa Women's Archives Founders
Jack Trice
John Vincent Atanasoff - Father of the Computer
Kalona Iowa History- Community
Kalona Iowa History- People
Looking for Ernest Tomlin Collection, Drake University
Louis L. Bowie World War I Diary
Mary Noble Historical Photograph Collection
Mary Welch
Mildred Wirt Benson Collection
Mujeres Latinas Digital Collection
Penn Faculty and Staff - William Penn University
Penn Students - William Penn University
Presidents of Penn - William Penn University
Ruth Suckow Short Stories & Novels Collection
State Librarians of Iowa
The Story of Iowa, A Children's History
Verona Johnston Collection, Drake University
World War II Diary of Hubert Dwight Hough and Collection


Amana Heritage Society Collection
Anamosa... A Reminiscence 1838-1988
Ankeny High School Yearbooks
Bicentennial Reflections: History of the Des Moines Public Schools: 1846-1976
Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project (CLIP) Collection
Des Moines Illustrated Souviner
Des Moines Public Library Postcard Collection
Des Moines River Valley Plat Maps, 1836-1851
Des Moines University Historic Photograph Collection
Descartes Pascal Digital Collection
Fairfield Buildings
Fairfield Chautauqua
Fairfield Public Library History
Fairfield Town Square
Fifty Years at the Teachers College: Historical and Personal Reminiscenes
Four Mounds Digital Collection
Garnavillo Historical Photographs
Historical Sketch of the Iowa State Library
Iowa Capitol Complex in 1913 and 2010
Iowa Capitol Complex Historical Documents
Iowa City Town and Campus Scenes
Iowa Libraries Through the Years.
Iowa State University Library Iowa County Histories
Iowa State University Library Iowa History Collection
Iowa State University Photographs Collection
Kalona Iowa History – Businesses
Kalona Iowa History - Schools
Kalona Iowa Surrounding Area History
Mahaska County Historical Society
Mahaska History - Mahaska County, Iowa
Malvern Public Library Archives Collection
Mason City Public Library Photograph Collection
Orient Historical Collection: Bank of Memories
Oskaloosa, Iowa - The Chuck Russell Collection
Oskaloosa Public Library - Oskaloosa, Iowa
Penn Campus Buildings and Grounds-William Penn University
State Law Library Photograph Collection
University of Iowa Physical Education for Women
University of Northern Iowa: Art on Campus

Publications, Broadcasting, Journalists

Aurora - Iowa State Argicultural College Newspaper 
Buena Vista University Yearbooks
Coe College Student Humor Collection
Editorial Cartoons of Brian Duffy
Editorial Cartoons of J.N. "Ding" Darling, Drake University
History of Medicine of Polk County Iowa
Iowa Constitution, 1857
Iowa Journalists Oral Histories
Iowa Libraries: Bookplates
Iowa State University Library Cookbook Collection
Iowa State University Library Video Collection
Iowa State University - CYpubs
Irving Weber's Iowa City
Ottumwa High School Yearbooks
Penn Class Pictures - William Penn University
Penn Histories, Handbooks, and Pamphlets - William Penn University
Reports of the Iowa Library Commission
Rural Library Services Newsletter
Seed Catalogs - Iowa Seed Companies
Sketch - ISU Literary Magazine
WKX9 Experimental Television at Iowa

Societies, Organizations, Clubs

Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection
Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection
Curtiss-Wright Engineering Cadettes
Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection
Des Moines Women's Club Archives
Kirkwood Community College Archives
Kossuth County Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection
Mills County Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection
One Hundred Years of Iowa Medicine: Iowa State Medical Society 
Penn Athletics - William Penn University
Penn Fine Arts - William Penn University
Penn Student Groups, Organizations and Events - William Penn University
Plymouth County Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection
Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection
West Pottawattamie Soil and Water Conservation District Historical Collection

War, Civil Conflicts

Ankeny Historical Society World War I Collection
Buena Vista WWI Scrapbooks
Cedar Falls Civil War Exhibit Catalog
Civil War Diaries and Letters
A Czech in the American Civil War
Iowa State University Library Civil War Diaries Collection
Pella World War II Naval Flight School
World War II Diary of Hubert Dwight Hough and Collection
World War II Iowa Press Clippings Collection