Research Centers

    Whether you are an author, educator, student, reporter, curator, archeologist, preservationist, historian or genealogist, the State Historical Society Research Centers can help you achieve your research goals by providing access to 209 million documents, photographs, newspapers and more.

    Hours

    Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Holiday Schedule: Days Closed

    • Saturday, Jan. 14
    • Saturday, May 27
    • Saturday, Sept. 2
    • Friday, Nov. 10
    • Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 23-35
    • Saturday, Dec. 23
    • Saturday, Dec. 30

    Holiday Schedule: Additional Days Open

    • Tuesday, Nov. 21

    Locations

    Des Moines

    State Historical Building — 2nd Floor East
    600 E. Locust St.
    Des Moines, IA 50319
    (515) 281-6200

    Iowa City

    Centennial Building
    402 Iowa Ave.
    Iowa City, IA 52240
    (319) 335-3916

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