(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
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
BS-007 1991 A Hero Perished : The Diary & Selected Letters of Nile Kinnick, Ed. Paul Baender The University of Iowa Press
Bergmann, Leola Nelson
BS-131 1969 The Negro in Iowa, Leola Nelson Bergmann The University of Iowa Press
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
BH-047 1969 Newspaper Collection of the State Historical Society of Iowa, Compiled by L.O. Cheever State Historical Society of Iowa
Clark, Dan Elbert
BH-135 1914 One Hundred Topics in Iowa History, Dan Elbert Clark 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
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
BH-053 1961 Midland: Twenty-Five Years of Fiction and Poetry- Writing Workshop of SUI, Edited Paul Engle Random House
BH-125, 1999, Simon Estes: In His Own Voice, Simon Estes, Design Originals
Click here to read more about Simon Estes
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
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
BH-119 1966 High Points of Iowa History, Eugene Hastie E. Hastie
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
Hill, Lina M.
BH-130 2016 Invisible Hawkeyes – African-Americans at the Univ. of Iowa During the Long Civil Rights Era, Lina M. Hill, Michael D. Hill University of Iowa Press
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)
Jennings, Dana Close
BH-136 1969 The Greatest Steam Show on Earth, Dana Close Jennings North Plains Press
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
Ladies Christian Church – Iowa City
BH-132 1898 The Iowa City Cook Book – reprint paperback – Circa1970 – Ladies of Iowa City Iowa Citizen Publishing Company
BH-116 1998 Art of The State, Diana Landau Abrams
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
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
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
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
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-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-0133 1952 The Story of Iowa – 4 Volume Set – Volume 1 and 2: The Progress of an American State, Volume 3 and 4: Family and Personal History, William J. Peterson Lewis Historical Publishing Co
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-048 1863/1964 The Annals of Iowa – Volume One -1863, William J. Petersen (1964 reprint) 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
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
BH-027 1989 The University of Iowa Photography, Jim Richardson Harmony House
BM-014 1995, Meredith Willson River City’s Music Man, Helen Ristau (SIGNED)
BH-007 1900 The Making of Iowa, Henry Sabin A. Flanagan Co
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
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
Click here to read more about Marybeth Slonneger
BH-137 1999 Small But Ours, Marybeth Slonneger Hand Press
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
BH-014 1940 Hawkeyes-A Biography of the State of Iowa, Phil Stong Dodd, Mead & Co
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
BH-134 1989 Transportation in Iowa: Historical Summary, William Thompson Iowa Dept of Transportation
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
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
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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