Newspapers on Microfilm

    The State Historical Society of Iowa's newspaper collection includes more than 22 million pages on microfilm. Microfilmed newspapers from hundreds of communities across the state, spanning from 1836 to the present, are available for use at the Research Centers in Des Moines and Iowa City. Search the online catalog to find specific titles and which Research Center holds the film.

    If you are unable to visit a Research Center, newspapers on microfilm may be borrowed through interlibrary loan.