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Hartley Sentinel (weekly)
71 1st St SE
Hartley, IA 51346-1403
Tel: 712-928-2223
Fax: 712-928-2223

N'West Iowa Review

PO Box 160
Sheldon, IA 51201-0160
Tel: 712-324-5347
Fax: 712-324-2345

O'Brien County Bell

150 1st St NE
Primghar, IA 51245-0478
Tel: 712-757-4055

Paullina Times (weekly)

144 E Broadway
Paullina, IA 51046-0637
Tel: 712-448-3622

Sanborn Pioneer (weekly)

PO Box 280
Sanborn, IA 51248-0280
Tel: 712-729-3201
Fax: 641-713-2399

Sheldon Mail-Sun (weekly)

PO Box 160
Sheldon IA 51201-0160
Tel: 712-324-5347
Fax: 712-324-2345

Sutherland Courier (weekly)

130 W 2nd St
Sutherland, IA
Tel: 712-446-3450

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

ARCHER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Archer Centennial book from 1888-1988 Reformed Church Century book 1900-2000
(Note: Archer has 2 Churches, the Archer Reformed Church, 210 Locust St. phone: 712-723-5295
the United Methodist Church, 309 Harriman Ave. phone 712-723-5254.)

HARTLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PERKINS - 1897
HISTORY OF  O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PECK & MONTZHEIMER - 1914
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY O'BRIEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  1979
MICROFILMS OF NEWSPAPERS; "HARTLEY RECORD"-1887-1894,
"HARTLEY JOURNAL"-1894-1916,
"HARTLEY HERALD"-1896-1907,
"HARTLEY SENTINEL"- 1912 TO PRESENT.
ALSO HAVE READER AND PRINTER.
MICROFILMS OF STATE CENSUS 1905 AND 1925,
MICROFILMS OF FEDERAL CENSUS 1850,1860,1870,1880 AND 1900

PAULLINA PUBLIC LIBRARY,
Email: pplib@tcaexpress.net
MICROFILMS OF PAULLINA TIMES-1887 TO PRESENT.
PAULLINA CENTENNIAL BOOK, 1883-1983
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PECK & MONTZHEIMER-1914


PRIMGHAR PUBLIC LIBRARY,
320 1st St NE, Primghar, IA., 51245; Tel: 712 957 8981
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PERKINS - 1897
HISTORY OF  O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PECK & MONTZHEIMER - 1914
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY O'BRIEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  1979
MICROFILMS OF "O'BRIEN COUNTY BELL" NEWSPAPER -1886 TO PRESENT

SANBORN PUBLIC LIBRARY
(Director: Diane Winter)

Library Hours: Monday & Wednesday 1:30-5:30, 7:00-9:00 pm; Thursday 1:30-5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm.
MICROFILMS OF" SANBORN PIONEER" NEWSPAPER MAY 17 1872 TO PRESENT.
ALSO HAVE READER AND PRINTER.
HISTORY OF  O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PECK & MONTZHEIMER - 1914
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY O'BRIEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  1979

SHELDON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Director: Ruth Rudvik)
Library Hours: SUMMER:Monday 9:30-9:00, Tuesday-Friday 9:30-5:00, Saturday 9:30-3:00;
WINTER:Monday 9:30-9:00, Tuesday 9:30-8:00, Wednesday 9:30-8:00, Thursday 9:30-5:00, Friday 9:30-5:00, Saturday 9:30- 3:00 pm.
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY O'BRIEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  1979
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PERKINS - 1897
HISTORY OF  O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PECK & MONTZHEIMER - 1914
SHELDON AREA CENTENNIAL, 1972
MICROFILMS OF SHELDON NEWSPAPERS 1874-present. 1856,1880,1885,1895,1900,1910,1920
CENSUS FOR O'BRIEN COUNTY. ALSO HAVE READER AND PRINTER.

SUTHERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - N.B. BAKER LIBRARY
(Mary Draper- Director) ,
315 Ash, Sutherland, IA 51058 Tele 712 446 3839
MICROFILMS OF "SUTHERLAND COURIER" NEWSPAPER 1885 TO PRESENT EXCEPT 1889-1895 AND 1899-1907
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY O'BRIEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  1979

SPENCER PUBLIC LIBRARY,
CLAY COUNTY, Spencer, IA 51058
(No Spencer is not in O'Brien County, but they have a large amount of O'Brien Materials)
O'BRIEN COUNTY MATERIALS AT SPENCER LIBRARY:
HISTORY OF O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PERKINS - 1897
HISTORY OF  O'BRIEN COUNTY BY PECK & MONTZHEIMER - 1914
PETERSON, IA , 1856-1980
MICROFILMS OF IOWA STATE CENSUS, O'BRIEN COUNTY- 1885,1895,1925
FEDERAL CENSUS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY-1840,1850,1860,1870,1880,1900,1920.
MICROFILMS OF MARRIAGE, BIRTH, DEATH, OLD AGE ASSISTANCE, NATURALIZATION, AND LAND RECORDS. 

OTHER RESOURCES

 SHELDON PRAIRIE MUSEUM ,
10th St. and 4th Ave, Sheldon, IA, 51201
LARGE COLLECTION OF ARTIFACTS OF SHELDON HISTORY.
CLASS PICTURES OF EARLY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES.
LARGE WALL MAP OF NORTHEASTERN O'BRIEN COUNTY SHOWING LAND OWNERSHIP IN EARLY 1900'S.


  O'BRIEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
155 Hayes, Primghar, Iowa, 51245 Tele: 712 957 3255
CLERK HAS BIRTH, MARRIAGE, AND PROBATE RECORDS FROM 1880 (SOME ARE MISSING INCL. EARLY 1920'S).
RECORDS HAVE BEEN MICROFILMED AND FILM IS AVAILABLE FROM LDS LIBRARY.

 O'BRIEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Box 385,
Primghar, Iowa, 51245



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