Online Resources


old newspaper clipart.png State Center Newspaper & Yearbook Archives

Through a generous grant from the Kaufmann Trust, and a partnership between Gutekunst Public Library and the Mid Iowa Enterprise, historic records of the State Center newspapers and high school annuals are now available online. The newspapers date back to 1865, encompassing all available papers from the State Historical Society's microfilm collection, as well as copy righted issues dating from 1977 to 2014, courtesy of Greg Gilgen and Christine Davis. 

To ensure best results, do an "advanced search."  By clicking on "city" under "advanced search," you can then access different publications.  All annuals are included in "State Center."




A note from the State Library concerning our research databases.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to offering improved resources soon.  7.1.21

“The State Library partners with libraries across Iowa to cost-share a variety of online resources aligning with our mission of expanding information to Iowans. With input from Iowa librarians, we are currently in the process of acquiring new digital resources that have been identified as priorities.  We are excited at the potential these resources have to allow people to learn new skills, give students research and homework help, and provide librarians with more information sources to assist patrons. The process to secure and launch these resources will take a few more months.  We appreciate your patience and believe the new resources will be worth the wait. Thank you for your interest and if you have any questions, please reach out to me at”

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