State Historical Library & Archives of Iowa > Collections

The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI)--a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs--collects, preserves, and makes available the visual record of the state as part of its agency mission. Our collection of nearly half a million photographs represents a wide range of Iowa subject matter and communities, and includes specimens of photography in all of its historic forms--from daguerreotype to digital.

We hope you will enjoy the galleries presented on this website and invite you to further explore our photograph collections by visiting the reading rooms at our Des Moines and Iowa City locations:

State Historical Society of Iowa
600 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
Ph: 515-281-6200
e-mail: dm.library@iowa.gov
Hours for photo research:
Thursday thru Saturday:
9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
[please make advance arrangements for Saturday research]

State Historical Society of Iowa
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
Ph: 319-335-3916
e-mail:
library-student@uiowa.edu
Hours for photo research:
Thursday thru Saturday:
9:00 - 4:30p.m.
[please make advance arrangements for Saturday research]


More information on our photo reference services can be found at the following web page:
www.iowahistory.org/libraries/index.html

Photographs presented in these Flickr collections are not to be reproduced and used without permission of the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Photos by Subject

Photos by Subject

10 albums

Photo Samplers

Photo Samplers

2 albums