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Iowa: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Iowa at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Iowa became a state on December 28, 1846. The capital is Des Moines. The state is named after the Iowa Native American people who previously resided in the state.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Iowa such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Iowa and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.