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Iowa newspapers digital & microfilm

State Historical Society of Iowa Newspaper search and Microfilm Loan and Purchase
The State Historical Society of Iowa has catalogued their large collection of microfilmed newspapers. To search their holdings click on the link and follow the instructions on the page. The microfilm can be viewed at either of their 2 libraries or ordered via interlibrary loan.

Directory of Iowa Libraries
Many libraries in Iowa cities and towns have their local newspapers on microfilm. University libraries, college libraries, Institution libraries and other specialty libraries often have microfilmed newspaper collections as well. Generally this information can be found on the library website, by phoning or emailing the library. Click on the link to open a document prepared by the Iowa State Librarian that lists all types of libraries in Iowa with their contact information.

Iowa newspapers online

Chronicling America
Library of Congress website has newspaper images from every state in the country, including 15 Iowa papers.

The Ancestor Hunt Blog - Iowa Online Historical Newspapers
A great summary of which Iowa papers are available in online archives. The list includes both free-for-view and pay-for-view websites.

Free Iowa Newspapers Online - compiled by Karon Velau for Iowa Old Press

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