Public meetings scheduled to assess the state of archives and records in Iowa

For immediate release October 13, 2008


Contact: Jeff Morgan,, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board (IHRAB) will hold a series of public meetings beginning Wednesday to assess the present and future needs of archives in Iowa.

Iowans involved with archives, government and non-governmental records, library and museum special collections, and other documentary collections are invited to attend the open meetings. IHRAB members will be available to answer questions and receive feedback.

The first of six meetings will be 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at the DeWitt Center, Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Contact Daniel Daily, director, Ramaker Library, Northwestern College at 712-707-7238 or for more information.

Additional meetings will be held in the following communities:

Independence, Iowa
Oct. 22, 2008
2-4 p.m.
Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence, Iowa 50644

Indianola, Iowa
Oct. 23, 2008
2-4 p.m.
Warren County Historical Society, 1400 W. 2nd Ave, Indianola, Iowa 50125
The Historical Society is located within the fairgrounds off of Highway 92.

 Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Oct. 27, 2008
2-4 p.m.
Iowa Wesleyan College, EpsyMcCurdy Room in the Howe Student Center. Includes free tour of the Harlan-Lincoln House after the meeting.

Fort Dodge, Iowa
Oct. 29, 2008
9-11 a.m.
Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Red Oak, Iowa
Nov. 5, 2008
2-4 p.m.
Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum, 305 S. 2nd Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Contact SHSI Deputy State Archivist Jeffrey Dawson at 515-281-7801 or for more information.


The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit  or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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