Special Collections Department
Primary Resources in Iowa:
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is envisioned as an online collection of Iowa history and culture created by bringing together documents, images, maps, finding aids, interpretive and educational materials, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa. These organizations will include colleges and universities, public libraries, schools, historical societies, museums, archives and other appropriate groups. Access to the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections will enable searching across these multiple collections while at the same time maintaining the identity of each individual organization.
The Iowa Department of Transportation's Historic Archives Digital Collections consists of photographs, maps, and other materials that document transportation in Iowa.
Search for primary source material held in archives, special collections, and manuscript collections from around the world.
A helpful guide for understanding archives and learning how to use them.