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Amana Heritage Society Collection

Contributor: Amana Heritage Society

The Amana Heritage Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Amana Colonies. This collection is a sample of the many historic and current photographs of people, places, and events relating to the history of the Amana Colonies.

Bicentennial Reflections-History of the Des Moines Public Schools, 1846-1976

Contributor: Dr. Robert R. Denny, Des Moines Public Schools

This Des Moines Public School history was written on the 200th anniversary of the birth of the United States. It is illustrated with pictures of all the schools and presents in great detail the history of public education in Des Moines including  each elementary, junior high and high school that was ever built.

Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project (CLIP) Collection

Contributor: University of Iowa, School of Library and Information Science

At the beginning of the twentieth century many Iowa communities sought and received funding from the Carnegie Corporation, resulting in the building of 101 public libraries. The Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project (CLIP), a partnership between the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Science and Iowa's librarians, is charting changes in Iowa's Carnegie libraries through digital images, documents and statistical data.

Des Moines Illustrated Souvenir

Contributor: Iowa Library Services

This is a pictorial history of Des Moines written in 1895. It contains photographs and descriptions of commercial buildings, public buildings and grounds, important businesses and residences of prominent figures in Des Moines.