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Manuscript Collections (Des Moines Center)

The manuscript collection is listed alphabetically and contains original source materials that document Iowa's development and experiences of its citizens.

The collections include:

  • Personal Papers
  • Organization Records (Businesses, Clubs, Schools, Churches, Civic Groups)

These collections are found in unpublished formats such as diaries, letters, account books, minute books and personal reminiscences. Some collections have additional information available.

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ACCESS in Northeast Iowa
A.H. Walker & Company
Abercrombie, John C.
Abernethy, Alonzo 
Abraham, Cora
Abraham, Lot
Academy of Immaculate Conception
Ackley, Wayne
Adams, Mary Newbury
Advocate Welfare Answering Service
Ainsworth, F. C.
Akins, Andrew
Albion Seminary
Alden, Ebenezer, Jr.
Aldrich, Charles
Allen, Benjamin Franklin
Allen, Bertram
Allen, Luther
Allen, William
Allin, Thomas B. & Banbury Jabez
Allison Monument Commission
Allison, William Boyd
Aloha Club
Altrusa Club (Des Moines, Iowa)
Amana Society
American & Woman's Board of Missions (Mission Dayspring)
American Association of Railway Surgeons
American Association of University Women
American Free Trade League
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. - Department of Iowa-Minnesota 
American League of Municipalities
American Legion (Grundy Center, Iowa)
American Legion (Iowa Falls, Iowa)
American Legion Auxiliary, Post #620
American Legion Post #60 (Argonne, Des Moines)
American Library Association (LibraryWar Service)
American Railway Union, Local 163
Anderson & Lane
Anderson, Daniel
Anderson, Herman and Hulda
Anderson, Joseph H.
Anderson, Mary Audentia Smith
Anderson, Matthias
Andreen, Gustav
Andrews, Henry F.
Andrews, Malcomb S.
Anglo-American Union
Ankeny, Henry Giese
Ankeny Family
Anneberg, Walter
Anson, Thomas
Archie Parker Dry Goods (Marshalltown, Iowa)
Art Directors Association of Iowa 
Asbach, John (Johann)
Ashby, Paul
Athena Club, Des Moines Federation
Atkinson, Benjamin Walker
Augusta Methodist Church
Austinville Creamery

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