Selected Iowa Histories Held in Special Collections

The following books contain a wealth of information about the development of the State of Iowa, and its cities and counties. The books are held in Rod Library's Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Northern Iowa.


  • Illustrated Review Showing Development of the State of Iowa: G 1430.R6 1915
  • A. T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa: G 1431.S1 A6 1875
  • Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa, Leaders in Business, Politics and the Professions, 1899: F 620.B61
  • Iowa Cemeteries: F 620.I71
  • Recollections and Sketches of Notable Lawyers and Public Men of Early Iowa Belonging to the First and Second Generations: With Anecdotes and Incidents Illustrative of the Times: F 620.S85
  • Northwestern Iowa; its History and Traditions, 1804-1926: F 621.A33
  • Iowa, 1908: F 621.B45
  • Iowa Through the Years, 1940: F 621.C69
  • Iowa, a Guide to the Hawkeye State, 1938: F 621.F45
  • Galland's Iowa Emigrant: Containing a Map, and General Descriptions of Iowa Territory, 1840: F 621.G3 1950
  • Iowa; its Geography, History and Resources, 1888: F 621.G47
  • Iowa Inside Out, 1968: F 621.H27
  • History of Western Iowa, its Settlement and Growth, 1882: F 621.H67
  • Iowa: An American Portrait: F 621.I65 1996 VIDEO
  • Iowa and War, 1917: F 621.I73 no.1-24
  • Peter Melendy; the Mind and the Soil, 1943: F 621.M4 W7
  • Iowa: The Rivers of Her Valleys, 1941: F 621.P5
  • Iowa as it is in 1856; a Gazetteer for Citizens, and a Hand-book for Immigrants, Embracing a Full Description of the State of Iowa, 1856: F 621.P232
  • The Iowa Handbook for 1856, 1856: F 621.P238
  • The Making of Iowa, 1916: F 621.S12
  • A History of Iowa, 1974: F 621.S15
  • The Telegraph-Herald's Abridged History of the State of Iowa; and Directory of Fayette County, Including the City of Oelwein, with a Complete Classified Business Directory: F 621.T4 1907
  • An Illustrated History of the State of Iowa, 1876: F 621.T96
  • Iowa Pioneer Foundations (2 vol.), 1940: F 622.P27
  • The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa, 1977: F 622.P69
  • Iowa, Land of Many Mills, 1940: F 622.S8

Web document created by Susan Basye, Library Assistant, June 1999.

Last modified: September 4, 2001 (GP)