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Iowa Historical Newspapers: Other Iowa Cities

Other Iowa Cities

Rod Library has some issues of historical Iowa newpapers from outside the local Waterloo-Cedar Falls area.  These are all on microfilm.  In some cases more than one newspaper title is on the same reel of film. 

The notes below will indicate the title under which the box will be filed in UNI Microfilm.  The date ranges below are the dates that Rod Library has, not the full range of publication dates for the paper.  Unless otherwise stated, all are in the location UNI Microfilm.

See the information at the bottom of this list concerning the book The Pageant of the Press to find a list of Iowa cities and towns whose newspaper pages are reproduced in the book.

Burlington. The Hawk Eye (1855-1866) -- During these years the paper was issued under the following titles: Daily Hawk-Eye & Telegraph (1855-1857); Daily Hawk-Eye (1857-1859); Burlington Daily Hawk-Eye (1860-1866).

Davenport. Davenport Gazette (Scattered issues from April 20, 1854 - Aug. 2, 1855) -- This microfilm also includes scattered issues of 7 other Iowa newspapers from the same time period: The Democratic Banner, Eddyville Free Press, Fairfield Ledger, Iowa Sentinel, Iowa Capitol Reporter, Wapello Intelligencer, and Weekly Observer.

Davenport. Democratic Banner (Scattered issues from April 1854 - Aug. 2, 1855) -- Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Davenport Gazette.

Eddyville.  Eddyville Free Press (Scattered issues from April 6, 1854 - April 13, 1855) -- Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Davenport Gazette.

Fairfield. Fairfield Ledger (March 24, 1853-1872, 1875-1908) These years filed under Fairfield Ledger. -- A second copy of scattered issues from April 13, 1854 - April 12, 1855 filmed with other titles and filed under Davenport Gazette.

Fairfield.  Iowa Sentinel (April 13, 1854 - May 14, 1857) -- Scattered issue holdings.  Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Davenport Gazette.

Iowa City.  Iowa Capitol Reporter (Jan. 11, 1854 - April 11, 1855) -- Scattered issue holdings.  Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Davenport Gazette.

Keokuk. The Daily Gate City (May 28, 1857 - Mar. 17, 1866) -- Filed under title on container: Keokuck Daily Gate City.

Keokuk.  Des Moines Valley Whig (Sept. 5, 1855 - Aug. 26, 1857).  -- Missing several issues.  See library catalog for specific list.  The microfilm includes scattered issues of 3 other Iowa newspapers from the same time period: Guthrie Sentinel, Hamilton Freeman, and Sioux City Iowa Eagle.

Mount Pleasant. Weekly Observer. (April 1854 - July 26, 1855) -- Scattered issue holdings.  Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Davenport Gazette.

Panora.  Guthrie Sentinel (Jan. 25 - Dec. 20, 1856) -- Missing several issues.  See library catalog for specific list.  Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Des Moines Valley Whig.

Sioux City.  Sioux City Iowa Eagle. (July 1857 - Oct. 1859) -- Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Des Moines Valley Whig.

Sioux City.  Sioux City Journal. (Aug. 1864 - Dec. 1869)

Sioux City.  Sioux City Register. (July 29, 1858 - Nov. 12, 1870)

Wapello.  Wapello Intelligencer. (May 31, 1853 - July 31, 1855) -- Scattered issue holdings. Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Davenport Gazette.

Webster City.  Hamilton Freeman (June 1857 - Aug. 5, 1858) -- Filmed with other titles.  Filed under title on container: Des Moines Valley Whig.

Various Iowa newspaper issues:

The Special Collections & University Archives in Rod Library has an Old Newspaper Collection that includes single issues of many titles, some from Iowa and some not.  The finding aid says "The newspapers record significant historical events, but overall, they have no particular subject orientation.  See the finding aid for a detailed list of the contents of this collection.

The following link will go to a library catalog entry for a book on the shelves in Rod Library: