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Research Center Appointment Request

The Iowa History Research Centers are open Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While the Research Centers do not require a scheduled appointment, scheduling an appointment in advance of your visit is highly recommended if you plan on accessing the State Archives and Special Collections materials. Please fill out and submit the information below, and one of our staff members will contact you to confirm and coordinate details related to your appointment. Requesting an appointment does not guarantee an appointment. Your appointment is confirmed once a staff member has contacted, coordinated and confirmed with you.

Contact Information

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Visit Information

Fill out the below sections so we can prepare for your visit. You may schedule an appointment starting at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.


Please also list any specific collection resources that you are interested in viewing during your visit. Including books, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, and government records or other.

Patron Agreement and Guidelines

In preparation for your visit, please visit the Library and Archives Research Centers policies and procedures on the State Historical Society of Iowa website. By clicking submit and submitting an appointment request you agree to follow state Historical Society of Iowa Library and Archives Research Centers policies and procedures.