Libraries & Special Collections

SHSI Digital Resources

Some of our collections are hosted online by other organizations. Click on the links below to explore them.

The Goldfinch

The entire run of The Goldfinch, the magazine for children published by the State Historical Society of Iowa from 1975 through 2000, is available online through a cooperative project with the University of Iowa. http://ir.uiowa.edu/goldfinch/

Iowa County Maps

The State Historical Society of Iowa is partnering with the University of Iowa to make a collection of Iowa county maps from the 1800s and early 1900s available on the web. Nearly all of Iowa’s 99 counties are represented in this digital collection.
http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/atlases/

Iowa’s Governors

The State Historical Society of Iowa provided the portraits and the State Library of Iowa provided the biographical sketches for this digital collection related to Iowa’s 42 governors.
http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?collection=43&sort_field=Dublin+Core%2CTitle

Historic Children’s Diaries

Seven of the eleven diaries in the Historic Iowa Children’s Diaries digital collection came from the collections of the State Historical Society of Iowa. This was a collaboration between the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa.
http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/diaries

Iowa in World War II

For many years dedicated volunteers at the State Historical Society in Iowa City have worked to organize a huge collection of World War II Iowa Press Clippings. Currently close to 5000 of these clippings in a variety of categories are available online.
http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/wwii

African American Women Students at the University of Iowa, 1910-1960

The State Historical Society contributed Proceedings of the Iowa Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs and newspaper clippings to this collection chronicling the university experiences of African American women students.
http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/aaws/

Meskwaki History

A collaborative project between the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Meskwaki Nation presents the history and culture of the Sak and Fox in Iowa.
http://www.msswarriors.org/history/MeskinteractiveCD1/Pages/MeskwakiDirectionsPage.htm

The Iowa Legislature

Biographical information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources appears on this web site presenting historical information about all of Iowa’s legislators.
http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/historicalInfo.aspx

Women’s Suffrage Project

Resources from the archives of the State Historical Society of Iowa appear in a project presented by the Iowa Women’s Archives which tells the story of women’s suffrage in Iowa.
http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/exhibits/suffrage/index.html

Photographs in the collections of the State Historical Society of Iowa

Explore a sample of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s photographs on Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shsi-library/collections/

 

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