Our Iowa Heritage: Books, Books, and More Books.

(M-0103) A rare set of State University of Iowa brass bookends – circa 1950’s.

Our Iowa Heritage focuses around postage stamps, postal covers, postcards, coins, and other miscellaneous collectibles. But, for heaven’s sake. . . we can’t forget the many books that have helped us along the way. From history books to musical biographies to Iowa trivia, here’s our collection, listed by themes. Some, really old. Some, not. If you have any questions about any of these, let us know! We love chatting about these classics!

BOOKS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY AUTHOR

Aitchison, Alison E.

BH-046
1921
Iowa State Geography, Alison E. Aitchison
Ginn and Company

Andreas, A.T.

BH-003
1875/1970
A.T. Andreas’ Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa (1970 reprint)
State Historical Society of Iowa

Aurner, Clarence Ray

BH-112
1918
Iowa Stories – Book 1, Clarence Ray Aurner
Clio Press
BH-101
1918
Iowa Stories – Book 2, Clarence Ray Aurner
Clio Press

Baender, Paul

BS-007
1991
A Hero Perished : The Diary & Selected Letters of Nile Kinnick, Ed. Paul Baender
The University of Iowa Press

Carpenter, Allan

BH-013, BH-129 – 1940, 1997 – Between Two Rivers-Iowa Year by Year 1846-1939, Allan Carpenter/Randy Lyons – Klipto Loose Leaf Press, John Wiley & Sons

Cheever, L.O.

BH-047
1969
Newspaper Collection of the State Historical Society of Iowa, Compiled by L.O. Cheever
State Historical Society of Iowa

Darling, Jay N.

BH-121, BH-122; 1954 (H), 1996 (P); As Ding Saw (Herbert) Hoover, Jay N. Darling; Iowa State College (University) Press

Duffy, Brian

BH-036
2016
Duffy’s Iowa Caucus Cartoons-Watch ‘Em Run, Brian Duffy
University of Iowa Press

Dwelle, Jessie Merrill

BH-058
1954
Iowa Beautiful Land – A History of Iowa, Jessie Merrill Dwelle
Klipto Loose Leaf PressDwelle

Eggers, Lolly Parker

BH-102
2006
Iowa City’s Irving Weber – A Biography, Lolly Parker Eggers
Trafford Publishing

Engle, Paul

BH-053
1961
Midland: Twenty-Five Years of Fiction and Poetry- Writing Workshop of SUI, Edited Paul Engle
Random House

Estes, Simon

BH-125, 1999, Simon Estes: In His Own Voice, Simon Estes, Design Originals
Click here to read more about Simon Estes

Finn, Mike

BS-005
2008
The University of Iowa Football Vault, Mike Finn
Whitman Publishing

Foster, Lance M.

BH-127
2009
The Indians of Iowa, Lance M. Foster
University of Iowa Press

Gerber, John C.

BH-034
2005
A Pictorial History of the University of Iowa-2nd Edition, John C. Gerber
University of Iowa Press

Gingerich, Melvin

BH-106
1939
The Mennonites in Iowa, Melvin Gingerich
State Historical Society of Iowa

Glass, Remley J.

BH-118
1940
Iowa and Counties of Iowa – Remley J. Glass
Klipto Loose Leaf Press

Hastie, Eugene

BH-119
1966
High Points of Iowa History, Eugene Hastie
E. Hastie

Hibbs, Bob

BH-049
2001
Iowa City – A Sense of Place, Bob Hibbs
Iowa City Press-Citizen
BH-050
2006
Iowa City – A Sense of Place – Volume II, Bob Hibbs
Iowa City Press-Citizen
BH-035
2010
Postcard History Series: Iowa City, Bob Hibbs
Arcadia Publishing

Hoffmann, M. M.

BH-020
1975
Antique Dubuque-1673-1833, M.M. Hoffmann
Loras College Press
BH-123
My Iowa Journey – The Life Story of the University of Iowa’s First African American Professor, Philip G Hubbard
1999
University of Iowa Press

Iowa Department of Transportation

BH-055
1999
Discovering Historic Iowa Transportation Milestones
Iowa Dept of Transportation (IDOT)

Johnson, Ava

BH-016
1946
Stories of Early Life in Iowa, Ava Johnson
KXEL-Waterloo

Kalona Centennial Committee

BH-107
1979
Kalona – The First Century 1879-1979, Kalona Centennial Committee
International Graphics

Keyes, Margaret N.

BH-117
1993
Nineteenth Century Home Architecture of Iowa City, Margaret N. Keyes
University of Iowa Press
BH-025
1988
Old Capitol-Portrait of an Iowa Landmark, Margaret N. Keyes
University of Iowa Press

Kinsella, W. P.

BS-003
1991
Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella
Houghton Mifflin
BS-004
1993
Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa, W.P. Kinsella
SMU Press

Landau, Diane

BH-116
1998
Art of The State, Diana Landau
Abrams

Lea, Albert

BH-085, 1836/1935 (reprint), The Book That Gave to Iowa Its Name – Albert Lea “Notes on the Wisconsin Territory/Iowa District” State Historical Society of Iowa (read more here)

MacBride, Thomas H.

BH-009
1928
In Cabins and Sod-Houses, Thomas H. Macbride
State Historical Society of Iowa

Mahan & Gallaher

BH-010
1929
Stories of Iowa for Boys and Girls, Mahan & Gallaher
MacMillan Press

Mansheim, Gerald

BH-026
1989
Iowa City-An Illustrated History, Gerald Mansheim
Donning Company

McCray, Linzie Kull

BH-111
2007
Facing East and Facing West – Iowa’s Old Capitol Museum, Linzie Kull McCray & Thomas Langdon
University of Iowa Press

McPherson, James Alan

BH-124
1998
Crabcakes – A Memoir, James Alan McPherson
Simon & Schuster

McKim, Helen T. & Parsons, Helen

BH-060
1983
Burlington on the Mississippi – Sesquicentennial 1833-1983, Helen T. McKim, Helen Parsons Editors
Doran & Ward Lithographing Co

Midland Magazine, The

BH-040
1926
The Midland Magazine 1915-1933   March 1926 Edition
Frederick & Mott

Midwest Old Setters & Threshers Reunion

BH-057
1979
Midwest Old Threshers at 30 Years 1950-1979
Old Threshers Assoc.

Miller, Glen Russel

BH-108
1979
The Deer Creek Story, Glen Russel Miller
Harmony Press

Mills, George

BH-018
1972
Rogues and Heroes from Iowa’s Amazing Past, George Mills
Iowa State University Press

National Geographic Magazine

L-0075
January 1926
The National Geographic Magazine

Newhall, J.B.

BH-001
1846/1957
A Glimpse of Iowa in 1846, J.B. Newhall (1957 reprint)
State Historical Society of Iowa

Nolt, Steven M.

BH-109
1992/2003
A History of the Amish, Steven M. Nolt
Good Books

Oates, Bill

BM-010
2005
Meredith Willson-America’s Music Man, Bill Oates
Author House

Palimpsest Magazine: State Historical Society of Iowa. The Palimpsest was a historical magazine published the State Historical Society of Iowa beginning in 1920 until it was renamed Iowa Heritage Illustrated in 1996. The last issue of The Palimpsest was vol.76 no.4, Winter 1995. It was published monthly from 1920-1972, bimonthly from 1973-1985, and quarterly after 1986. Below are the copies we have in our library.

BH-061
August 1923
The Palimpsest – Restorer of Iowa Palimpsests
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-062
August 1924
The Palimpsest – A Journalist of Purpose
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-063
September 1926
The Palimpsest – Landscapes of Early Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-064
May 1930
The Palimpsest – The Iowa Academy of Science
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-065
September 1931
The Palimpsest – The Harlan House
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-066
July 1932
The Palimpsest – Old Zion Church
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-067
January 1934
The Palimpsest – Across the Mississippi
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-068
January 1935
The Palimpsest – Early Iowa Governors
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-069
November 1935
The Palimpsest – For Peace and Freedom
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-070
July 1939
The Palimpsest – What About the Weather
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-071
March 1942
The Palimpsest – A Study Club for Men
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-072
August 1943
The Palimpsest – Baseball and Telephony
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-083
August 1946
Palimpsest – a Century of Mail Delivery
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-073
April 1947
The Palimpsest – School Days of the Seventies
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-074
May 1947
The Palimpsest – The Cradle of the University
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-075
August 1947
The Palimpsest – Willson Alexander Scott
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-076
April 1948
The Palimpsest – Old South Hall
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-077
August 1950
The Palimpsest – Parsons College
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-078
April 1951
The Palimpsest – Master Editor Publisher Award
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-079
February 1952
The Palimpsest – University Museum of Natural History
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-080
March 1953
The Palimpsest – Editor Ralph Shannon at the Journal
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-081
August 1955
The Palimpsest – 59th General Assembly of Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa
BS-006
October 1957
Palimpsest – Iowa Football Through the Years
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-115
May1959
Palimpsest – The Mennonites in Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-042
August 1965
The Palimpsest – Commemorative Stamps & Iowa History
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-041
August 1966
The Palimpsest – Midwest Old Threshers Reunion
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-039
February 1967
The Palimpsest – Iowa City Through the Years
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-082
May 1972
The Palimpsest – Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow
State Historical Society of Iowa

Parker, N. Howe

BH-002
1855
Iowa As It Is in 1855 – A Handbook for Immigrants, N. Howe Parker
Keen and Lee

Pellegreno, Ann H.

BH-110
1980
Iowa Takes to the Air Volume One 1845-1918, Ann H. Pellegreno
AreoPress

Petersen, William J.

Read more about William J. Petersen here.
BH-088
1941
Iowa: The Rivers of Her Valleys, William J. Petersen
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-048
1863/1964
The Annals of Iowa – Volume One -1863, William J. Petersen (1964 reprint)
State Historical Society of iowa

BH-087, 1946, A Day By Day Calendar Historical Events In Iowa, William J. Petersen (SIGNED), State Historical Society of Iowa

BH-086/086a, 1946, Looking Backward on Hawkeyeland, William J. Petersen – 1946 Christmas Gift w/article from The Morrell Magazine (SIGNED); BH-086b,1947, State Historical Society of Iowa

BH-103
1952
Iowa History Reference Guide, William J. Petersen
State Historical Society of Iowa

BH-089, 1960, Moving the Winnebago into Iowa, William Petersen (SIGNED), State Historical Society of Iowa

BH-059, 1968, Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi, William J. Petersen (SIGNED), State Historical Society of Iowa

BH-104
1979
Mississippi River Panorama-Henry Lewis Great National Work, William J. Petersen
Cleo Press

Playle, John

BH-113
2006
The Iowa State Fair In Vintage Postcards, Ron Playle
Arcadia Publising
Read more about The Iowa State Fair here.

Plumbe, John, Jr.

BH-054
1839/1948
Sketches of Iowa and Wisconsin by John Plumbe, Jr. (1948 reprint)
State Historical Society of Iowa

Pratt, LeRoy G.

BH-056
1975
Discovering Historic Iowa – Bicentennial Edition, LeRoy G Pratt
Iowa Dept of Public Instruction

Richardson, Jim

BH-027
1989
The University of Iowa Photography, Jim Richardson
Harmony House

Ristau, Helen

BM-014 1995, Meredith Willson River City’s Music Man, Helen Ristau (SIGNED)

Sabin, Henry

BH-007
1900
The Making of Iowa, Henry Sabin
A. Flanagan Co

Sage, Leland

BH-019
1974
A History of Iowa, Leland Sage
Iowa State University Press

Scott & Lehnertz

BH-037
2018
U of I Guide to Campus Architecture, 2nd Edition, Scott & Lehnertz 
University of Iowa Press

Shambaugh, Benjamin F.

Read more about Benjamin F. Shambuagh here.
BH-004
1893
Iowa City-Contribution to the Early History of Iowa, Benjamin F. Shambaugh
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-045
1902
History of the Constitutions of Iowa, Benjamin F. Shambaugh
The Historical Department of Iowa
BH-038
1907
The Constitution of Iowa (1857) 1907 Pocket Version Deluxe Morocco, edited by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
State Historical Society of Iowa (Click here to see more)

BH-044, 1934, The Constitutions of Iowa, Benjamin F. Shambaugh (SIGNED), State Historical Society of Iowa

BH-012
1939
The Old Stone Capitol Remembers, Benjamin F. Shambaugh
State Historical Society of Iowa (Click here to see more)
BH-015
1941
Benjamin Franklin Shambaugh – As Iowa Remembers Him
State Historical Society of Iowa

Shambaugh, Bertha

BH-128
1908
Amana the Community of True Inspiration, Bertha Shambaugh
State Historical Society of Iowa

Skipper, John C.

BM-009
2003
Meredith Willson-The Unsinkable Music Man, John C. Skipper
Savas Publishing

Slonneger, Marybeth

Click here to read more about Marybeth Slonneger

BH-052, 2006, Wetherby’s Gallery: Paintings, Daguerreotypes, & Ambrotypes, Marybeth Slonneger (SIGNED), Hand Press

BH-120, 2015, Finials – A View of Downtown Iowa City, Marybeth Slonneger (SIGNED), Hand Press

Soike, Lowell J.

BH-084
2013
Necessary Courage: Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle Against Slavery, Lowell J. Soike
University of Iowa Press

State Historical Society of Iowa

BH-051
1870/1970
Iowa: The Home For Immigrants (1970 Reprint)
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-005
1889-90
The Iowa Historical Record, Jan 1889 edition, Apr 1890 edition
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-006
1900
The Iowa Historical Record, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1900 editions
State Historical Society of Iowa
BH-008
1901
The Iowa Historical Record, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1901 editions
State Historical Society of Iowa

Stock, Janice Beck

BH-033
2003
Amazing Iowa-Fascinating Facts, Janice Beck Stock
Rutledge Hill Press

Stong, Phil

BH-014
1940
Hawkeyes-A Biography of the State of Iowa, Phil Stong
Dodd, Mead & Co

Stump, D.W.

BS-001
1975
Kinnick-The Man and the Legend, D.W. Stump
The University of Iowa

Swisher J. & Erbe C.

BH-011
1932
Iowa History as Told in Biography, J. Swisher & C. Erbe
Holst Printing Co

University of Iowa Press- Misc. Authors

BH-017
1947
Centennial Memoirs, Vol 1 & Vol 2, Misc Authors
University of Iowa Press
BS-002
1989
100 Years of Iowa Football Boxed Set (2 Volumes) 
University of Iowa Athletic Dept

Van Der Zee, Jacob

BH-126
1914 (2021 Reprint)
Fur Trade Operations in Eastern Iowa 1800-1832, Jacob Van Der Zee
History Bytes

Wayland Centennial Committee

BH-105
1980
Wayland – The First Century 1880-1980, Wayland Centennial Committee

Weber, Irving B.

Read more about Irving Weber here.

BH-021, 1976, Irving Weber’s Iowa City, Irving Weber (SIGNED), Iowa City Lion’s Club

BH-022, 1979, Irving Weber’s Iowa City-Vol 2, Irving Weber (SIGNED), Iowa City Lion’s Club

BH-023
1985
Irving Weber’s Iowa City-Vol 3, Irving Weber
Iowa City Lion’s Club
BH-024
1987
Irving Weber’s Iowa City-Vol 4, Irving Weber
Iowa City Lion’s Club
BH-028
1989
Irving Weber’s Iowa City-Vol 5, Irving Weber
Iowa City Lion’s Club
BH-029
1990
Irving Weber’s Iowa City-Vol 6, Irving Weber
Iowa City Lion’s Club

BH-030, 1992, Irving Weber’s Iowa City-Vol 7, Irving Weber (SIGNED), Iowa City Lion’s Club

BH-031, 1994, Irving Weber’s Iowa City-Vol 8, Irving Weber (SIGNED), Iowa City Lion’s Club

BH-032
1996
On Iowa, Irving Weber
Iowa City Lion’s Club

Willson, Meredith

Read more about Meredith Willson here.

BM-001, 1948, And There I Stood With My Piccolo, Meredith Willson (SIGNED), The Country Life Press

BM-002
1952
This I Believe, pp191-2 M. Willson: Maxie’s Recipe for Happiness
Simon & Schuster
BM-003
1952
Who Did What to Fedalia?, Meredith Willson
Doubleday

BM-004, 1955, Eggs I Have Laid, Meredith Willson (SIGNED), Henry Holt & Co

BM-005, 1958, The Music Man, Meredith Willson (SIGNED), G.P. Putnam

BM-013
1958
July 21, 1958-Time Magazine – Music Man (L-0046)

BM-006, 1959, But He Doesn’t Know the Territory, Meredith Willson (SIGNED), G.P. Putnam

BM-007
1960
The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Meredith Willson
G.P. Putnam
BM-008
1962
The Music Man- The Movie Version, Meredith Willson
Pyramid Books
BM-011
2009
And There I Stood With My Piccolo, Meredith Willson
The University of Minnesota Press
BM-012
2009
But He Doesn’t Know the Territory, Meredith Willson
The University of Minnesota Press

Yoder, Franklin L.

BH-099
2018
All In One Room-A History of Country Schools in Johnson County, Iowa, Franklin L. Yoder
Johnson County Historical Society

Misc. Books

BH-114, 1895, Iowa at the World’s Columbian Exposition – Chicago 1893, Iowa Columbian Commission (SIGNED), Republican Publishing Co.

BH-043
1970’s
Old Capitol Coloring Book
BH-100
1983
Iowa vs. Minnesota Joke Feud
Hall of Humor

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