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Newspapers: Find Them: Iowa Newspapers
on Microfilm

A guide to finding Newspapers in Vogel Library and online.

Iowa Digital Newspaper Project: State Historical Society of Iowa

Nineteenth Century Iowa Newspapers on Microfilm that are Available at Vogel Library

Iowa Newspapers of the era. The Vogel Library has many newspapers on microfilm from Iowa's past, especially the 19th century. Iowa newspapers on microfilm are located on the first floor of the library and may be found alphabetically by city of publication in the bound periodicals section. They include:

Anamosa:
Anamosa Eureka

Burlington:
Wisconsin territorial gazette and Burlington advertiser
July 20, 1837-June 30, 1838
Iowa territorial gazette and Burlington advertiser July 14, 1838-June 6, 1840
Iowa State gazette May 9, 1849-June 28, 1854
Weekly Iowa State gazette July 5, 1854-July 11, 1855
Burlington patriot Dec. 13, 1838
Iowa patriot June 6, 1839-August 29, 1839
Hawk-eye and Iowa patriot Sept. 5, 1839-May 27, 1841
Hawk-eye Sept. 30, 1843-Mar. 13, 1845
Burlington hawk-eye May 29, 1845-Dec. 25, 1851
Burlington daily hawk-eye Jan. 22, 1853-Sept. 5, 1853
Burlington tri-weekly hawk-eye Sept. 19, 1854-June 25, 1855
Burlington tri-weekly telegraph July 2, 1850-June 3, 1851
Burlington weekly telegraph Aug. 10, 1850-June 9, 1855
Weekly hawk-eye and telegraph July 4, 1855-June 30, 1857

Cedar Falls:
Cedar Falls Gazette
Mar. 16, 1860-Mar. 22, 1867

Clinton:
Clinton Mirror
May 2, 1854-May 14, 1856
Lyons Mirror June 11, 1856-May 27, 1858
Lyons City Advocate Feb. 9, 1856-Jan. 28, 1860

Davenport:
Davenport Gazette
Aug. 26-1841-Aug. 19, 1847
Daily Iowa State Democrat July 4, 1856-Dec. 31, 1856

Dubuque:
Iowa news
June 3, 1837-June 26, 1838
Daily miners’ express Aug. 19, 1852-June 18, 1853
Dubuque Weekly Observer July 1, 1854-Nov. 3, 1854
Daily Express and Herald Nov. 17, 1855-Dec. 29, 1855
The Dubuque Herald June 25, 1861-Dec. 1, 1861

Fairfield:
Iowa sentinel
June 12, 1847-July 13, 1849
Fairfield Ledger Mar. 24, 1853-May 18, 1860

Fort Madison:
Fort Madison patriot
Mar. 24, 1838-July 25, 1838
(shelved with Burlington patriot)

Keokuk:
Valley Whig and Keokuk register
Mar. 29, 1849-Apr. 10, 1851
Keokuk dispatch June 25, 1850-May 24, 1853
Keokuk daily Whig Sept. 9, 1854-Mar. 6, 1855
The Morning Glory Feb. 27, 1855-Sept. 14, 1855
The Keokuk Saturday Post Nov. 10, 1855-Jan. 30, 1858

Manchester:
Manchester Democrat
June 20-July 4, 1877 (on reel with scattered issues of other papers), Jan. 10, 1894-Dec. 28, 1921

Mount Pleasant:
Iowa Freeman
June 19, 1849-April 6, 1853
Iowa True Democrat Mar. 26, 1851-April 6, 1853

Muscatine:
Muscatine Daily Journal
July 1, 1856-Dec. 31, 1856
Muscatine Journal Jan. 3, 1852-Dec. 30, 1853

Tipton:
The Cedar Co. advertiser
Nov. 12, 1853-Jan. 19, 1856
The Tipton advertiser Jan. 26, 1856-July 9, 1859

Waverly:
Bremer County Independent and Independent-Republican
1881, 1890-
Bremer County Phoenix 1862-1864
Waverly Democrat 1880-
Waverly Journal 1932-1945
Waverly Republican 1856-1861, 1869-1916
Wartburg Trumpet 1935-

Waverly's German Newspapers:
Waverly Phoenix
1892-1924.

Click here to access the link to UNI's digitized version of this newspaper.

Waverly papers Wartburg does NOT currently own:
Bremer County Argus
1860-1861
Iowa Volksblatt 1883-1885
Deutsche Volks-Zeitung 1874-1876