Iowa Old Press is an IAGenWeb Special Project dedicated to the scores of newspapers that are printed chronicles of the lives and times of Iowa and Iowans. Read these pages and step back in time and learn how the Press reported the news & influenced our Iowa ancestors in the 1800's and into the mid-1900's. 

Iowa Old Press will remain with IAGenWeb, but as an “Archived Special Project” starting Jan. 1, 2024. This site continues to be here and includes some of Iowa's earliest newspapers - approx mid-1850s up to and including 1945. Enjoy your visit to this website!

~Iowa Old Press, IAGenWeb Special Project Editor, Lin Ziemann

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Iowa newspapers throughout the years

*Iowa Newspapers Established Prior to the Civil War

*List of Iowa Newspapers in 1860

*List of Iowa Newspapers in 1869

*List of Iowa Newspapers in 1884

*List of Iowa Publications in 1911

*List of Iowa Publications in 1919

Miscellaneous Articles & Other Stuff

*The Valley & the Shadow: Iowa Journalism, 1868

*About Institutional Newspapers, 1902

*Iowa Newspaper History, Palimpsest 1920

*Three Men And A Press, Palimpsest 1920

*Hubert Moeller Articles, ca1930's

*Iowa Press Association, 1940

*Iowa newspapers online - a list of free-to-view archives

*Iowa newspapers - ordering microfilm via interlibrary loan, finding in libraries, etc.

*Iowa Old Press in 'Family Tree' Magazine

*Iowa Old Press editor Linda Ziemann gives news interview

*Iowa Old Press & 'The Music Man' in the Netherlands

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Iowa in the Civil War
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Iowa History Project

Iowa State Census

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Iowa Graves Survey (WPA)

*Offsite: Other old newspaper websites:
Uncle Dale's "Readings in Early Mormon History" Iowa newspapers 1836-1844
In Old Fort Dodge Blog - newspaper transcriptions
Translations from 19th Century German-American Newspapers, includes Der Demokrat, Davenport, Iowa
Ireland Old News

*Offsite: Calendar Home website - check a date or day of week for any year

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