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Local History Resources at the Library

The Digital History Project is a web-based archive highlighting historic Iowa City and Johnson County featuring a growing collection of more than 300 photos and videos.

A wealth of additional local history resources are available at the Information Page Station on the second floor of the Library. Available resources include:

Census Materials

Johnson County Data, Federal Census
Johnson County Data, Iowa State Census

Johnson County Vital Statistics

All data compiled and provided by the Iowa City Genealogical Society


For information on recent burials, contact City cemetaries directly.




Johnson County plat books and TAM service


Iowa City Public Schools
Other Public Schools in Johnson County
Private Schools in Iowa City

Civil War Military Records

Access to third Party Online Resources

Openly Accessible Resources

Additional Genealogical Research Resources

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
2730 Bradford Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240-2550

Iowa City Genealogical Society
PO box 822
Iowa City, IA 52244-0822

Iowa Department of Public Health
Vital Records
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Johnson County Administration Building
Vital Records
913 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

State Historical Society -- Iowa City
402 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240

Relevant Materials from our General Collection

The Library's General Collection contains many local history resources in both Books and DVD format.

Of particular interest are the books: The collection also contains a number of interviews conducted by Ellen Buchanan in both the One of a Kind Series and the Tell Me Your Story Series.

Irving Weber

  • Collection of Irving Weber articles from the Press Citizen in book format
    books: historical stories about Iowa City. eight volumes covers 460 articles: 977.7655/weber; also iowa reference
    indexes: 2 volume index to the weber collection compiled by the Iowa City Public Library: 977.7655. also iowa ref
    see also: index to historical stories about Iowa City volumes 1-v11 compiled by shaner de magalhaes: ref/iowa/977.7655/weberyl. also in storage
    searcher's aid to irving weber's 861 Iowa City press citizen articles on Iowa City/johnson county history compiled by lolly eggers: 977.7655/weber/ye/2001. also in iowa ref and storage

    online resources:
    the complete weber collection is online through the iowa heritage digital collection: and the iowa digital library: digital.lib.uio\

    irving weber on dvd:
    most weber dvds can be found at dvd/977.7655/weber.
    weber biography: dvd/biography/weber, irving b.
    weber interview by ellen buchanan: dvd/977.7655/tell/weber