Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Publications, Broadcasting, Journalists (3/3)

Irving Weber's Iowa City

Contributor: Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club

Irving Weber began writing articles on the history of the city in 1973 for the Iowa City Press Citizen. These articles collectively became the 8 volumes known as "Irving Weber's Iowa City." Part recollection, part research each article conveys a part of the city's story from its founding until the mid 1990s. There are 482 articles in the 8 volumes, many with photographs. Weber brought the history of Iowa City to life with insight, friendly wit and a sharp detailed memory.


Contributor: Iowa State University, Special Collections

Kitchen-Klatter began as a half-hour radio show with Leanna Driftmier sharing household tips, recipes, and childrearing advice among other topics. The radio show aired from 1926-1986 in Shenandoah, Iowa making it the longest running homemaker program in the history of radio. Kitchen Klatter magazine was issued monthly from 1936-1986 and at one point had a circulation of 150,000.

Ottumwa High School 1917 Yearbook

Ottumwa High School 1917 Yearbook

Ottumwa High School Yearbooks

Contributor: Ottumwa High School Library

A collection of Ottumwa High School Yearbooks going back to the early 1900s.

William Penn Class Picture

1894 Class Photo

Penn Class Pictures

Contributor: William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA

This collection contains class photographs from various periods of William Penn College's History.

Penn Histories, Handbooks, and Pamphlets

Contributor: William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

This collection includes published histories of the college bulletins and college catalogs of William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

17. Seventeenth Report of the Iowa Library Commission

Report of the Iowa Library Commission

Reports of the Iowa Library Commission

Contributor: State Library of Iowa

The Iowa Library Commission was established in 1900. The Commission was engaged in promoting public libraries, providing Traveling Library collections to the entire state, advocating training opportunities for librarians, advising readers on Iowa library laws, publishing the gathered statistics of Iowa libraries, and much more. This collection consists of the biannual reports of the Iowa Library Commission made to the Governor of Iowa. The dates range from 1900 to 1938.

Rural Library Service Newsletter

RLSN 7(4).

Rural Library Service Newsletter

ContributorNorthwest Iowa District Office

The Rural Library Service Committee under the auspices of Public Library Association (PLA)'s Small Library Services (SMLS) was given the assignment to initiate improvements in rural library service. The Rural Library Service Newsletter was created in 1981 as a means to connect and inform rural libraries across the United States and Internationally on library issues and concerns related to rural library communities. This collection contains the Rural Library Service Newsletter from 1981-1988

Seed Catalogs - Iowa Seed Companies

Contributor: Iowa State University, Special Collections

This digital collection contains trade catalogs from Iowa seed companies, such as the Iowa Seed Company and Dorr's Iowa Seeds. Catalogs include seeds and bulbs for flowers, trees, herbs, ornamental shrubs, vegetables, grains, grasses, and fruit. In addition, the catalogs often also include gardening tools and implements.

Only a portion of the Seed Catalogs are represented in the digital collection. For more collections, search the library catalog or Special Collections at Iowa State University Special Collections Department.

Sketch - ISU Literary Magazine

Contributor: Iowa State University, Special Collections

Sketch is a literary journal edited and published by Iowa State University students, that encourages all Iowa State students, regardless of year or major to submit works of artistic expression, written or visual. The journal began in 1934, featuring juried works by student writers and artists, and continues to the present, with one to three issues produced each academic year.