Iowa History

Adams Family Papers

Adams Family Papers

These papers contain letters and journals written by Mary Newbury Adams (1837-1901), who was an instrumental early supporter of the suffrage movement.

5 documents.

 

Algona Bee: A Story of Newspaper Beginnings

Algona Bee: A Story of Newspaper Beginnings

Ingram, Harvey. 1922

 

 

 

83 pages.

Civil War

Civil War

Written accounts including diaries and letters from soldiers in the Civil War document life in camp, thoughts on the war, campaigns, and exploits; including an account of a prison escape.

 

10 documents.

Harker, Michael P.

Harker, Michael P.

Harker's images of historic barns document the architecture of the iconic buildings as they began disappearing from the Iowa countryside.

10 images.

A History of the Town of Ames

A History of the Town of Ames

A History of the Town of Ames, Story County, Iowa; together with a brief description of the surrounding country, and the Iowa State Agricultural College, located at Ames.

 

40 pages.

Iowa County Histories

Iowa County Histories

A collection of histories of various Iowa counties, which include biographical accounts, place names and city histories.

30 documents.

Iowa History

Iowa History

Publications documenting various historical aspects of Iowa including local histories, fauna, flora, and geology of Iowa.

9 documents.

Iowa State Parks

Iowa State Parks

An exhibit exploring the origins of the Iowa State Parks system and Iowa State University’s contributions to the system’s development. Includes 65 images and documents, interactive content, and a bibliography.

65 images and documents.

Kitchen-Klatter

Kitchen Klatter

1940-1986.

Began as a talk show in 1924; the magazine was started in 1940 covering home stories, recipes, household tips, child-rearing advice and comments on current events.

 

553 issues.

Pascal, Descartes

Descartes Pascal

Descartes Pascal digital collection contains glass plate negatives depicting life at the turn of the twentieth century in Iowa.

30 images.

A Second Century Begins: A History of Sioux City Stockyards

A Second Century Begins: A History of Sioux City Stockyards

A history of the Sioux City stock yards from 1887-1987.

 

 

36 pages, with black and white images.

Sketch of Geology of Iowa

Sketch of Geology of Iowa

Sketch of the Geology of Iowa. Issued by the Iowa Geological Survey.

 

 

 

7 pages, drawing of bird.

Spirit Lake Massacre

Spirit Lake Massacre

Documents the Spirit Lake Massacre, written by Thomas Teakle in 1918.

 

 

351 pages.

Trice, Jack

Jack Trice Papers

Jack Trice was the first African-American athlete at ISU, competing in football and track. During his first football game, he suffered severe injures that resulted in his death. In 1997, the ISU football stadium was formally named after him.

15 documents, includes images.