1867 article from The Cedar Falls Gazette about the condition of the orphanage and the orphans in it. The orphanage is described as old and needing repairs. The orphans themselves are described as healthy, clean, well clothed, and look happy. The sleeping conditions and the schooling schedules are also described.
1867 article From The Cedar Falls Gazette. Describes the food that the children are being given and the behavior of the children. Says that the Iowa budget of $100 per child should be raised to $150 to create a suitable home for the children. Commends the director of the home Mr. Abbott for keeping the home in budget since the Davenport home is $7,000 in debt.
1923 article from the College Eye about the origins of the Cedar Falls Orphan’s Home, what Cedar Falls looked like then, names of the first orphans to live there, and an oral history story about a boy who ran away from the home for a night.