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Books and Periodicals at the State Historical Research Center

Books & Periodicals

The book and periodical collection is an unparalleled resource for Iowa history research with more than 300,000 items in the collection. Use the Research Center Catalog to search and view details about the publications in the collection.

  • Books and other print materials about Iowa and other states
  • City and county directories, plat maps, and cemetery surveys
  • Trade and academic catalogs
  • Biographies, family histories and memoirs
  • School yearbooks
  • General genealogy journals and publications
  • Historical magazines
  • Organizational newsletters
  • Complete runs of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s periodical publications including The Palimpsest, Iowa Heritage Illustrated, The Goldfinch, The Annals of Iowa, The Iowa Historical Record and The Iowa Journal of History and Politics.