The manuscript collection contains more than 8,000 original, published and unpublished source materials documenting Iowa’s founding, growth, development and citizen experiences.
- Account and minute books
- Organization, school, church, club, business and labor union records
- Personal papers
- Personal reminiscences
- Sheet music
Collections feature thousands of published and unpublished printed and hand drawn maps — including fire insurance maps and pre-1940 Iowa county plat maps on microfilm.