Iowa Digital Newspaper Project

    The State Historical Society of Iowa in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress, offers access to select digitized Iowa newspapers online through Chronicling America.

    Funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the society has digitized more than 207,000 pages, with a total of nearly 300,000 digitized pages expected to be complete by September 2018.

    Newspaper Titles

    The following newspaper titles are currently online or in the process of being digitized.

    Newspaper Dates
    Audubon County Journal (Exira) Jan. 28, 1897 - Dec. 29, 1921
    Cresco Plain Dealer

    Sept. 3, 1895 - Jan. 31, 1913
    Feb. 7, 1913 - Dec. 31, 1920

    Denison Review (Denison)

    Aug. 2, 1898 - Nov. 24, 1920

    Der Demokrat (Davenport) July 3, 1862 - Dec. 28, 1865
    Der Tägliche Demokrat (Davenport)

    July 1, 1915 - Sept. 7, 1918

    Iowa State Bystander (Des Moines)

    June 15, 1894 - Jan. 14, 1916
    Jan. 21, 1916 - Dec. 31, 1921

    Keokuk Daily Gate City (Keokuk)

    Oct. 3, 1908 - Apr. 2, 1916
    Apr. 3, 1916 - Dec. 31, 1921

    Leon Reporter (Leon)

    Dec. 7, 1899 - June 24, 1920

    Manchester Democrat (Manchester)

    Mar. 1, 1899 - Dec. 28, 1920

    Marshalltown Times Republican (Marshalltown)

    Aug. 1, 1899 - Dec. 31, 1920

    Missouri Valley Times Jan. 5, 1899 - Dec. 30, 1920
    Ottumwa Weekly Courier (Ottumwa)

    July 27, 1899 - Oct. 15, 1903
    Oct. 20, 1903 - Sept. 26, 1916
    Sept. 29, 1916 - June 4, 1918

    Webster City Freeman

    July 11, 1911 - May 29, 1922

    * Digitization in progress

    Resources

    Advisory Committee

    The Iowa Digital Newspaper Project is supported by an advisory committee of archivists, educators, genealogists, librarians, scholars, and history enthusiasts that select the newspapers to be digitized. The committee makes these selections based on historical, geographical, and chronological significance, while aiming to achieve a wide geographic representation across the state and highlight a diversity of editorial opinion.

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