As part of its mission to educate Iowans of all ages by stimulating research and disseminating historic information, the State Historical Society of Iowa offers publications past and present that will engage your eyes, mind, and imagination.

    Annals of Iowa

    Subscribe to the Annals of Iowa, a thought-provoking history journal that will satisfy even the most serious explorer of Iowa's past. Published quarterly, the Annals of Iowa examines the deeds, misdeeds, and accomplishments of our predecessors and shows you how those actions fit into the larger mosaic of Iowa's past. Read digital issues of the Annals of Iowa from 1863–2015.

    The Goldfinch

    Read digitized issues of The Goldfinch : Iowa History for Young People, a children's Iowa history magazine that was published quarterly from 1975-2000.

    Iowa Historian

    Sign up to receive the Iowa Historian, the State Historical Society of Iowa's bi-weekly e-newsletter. Learn about the history of Iowa, historical collections and stay up-to-date on events and programs.

    Purchase Publications

    Order individual copies or to request a list of back and out-of-print issues of State Historical Society of Iowa publications.