Iowa City Public Library

The Digital History Project is an initiative of the Iowa City Public Library. We collect digital items that reflect the history of Iowa City and rural Johnson County, Iowa. For more information about the project's partners, see the About page. 

Recently Added Items

Plum Grove postcard


Text on the front of the postcard reads, "Plum Grove, Historic Home of Robert Lucas/First Governor, Territory of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa." The caption…

1960s Mercy Hospital postcard


The caption on the back of the postcard reads, "Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa." The number on the bottom right-hand corner of the back of the…

1960s Clinton Street postcard


The caption on the back of the postcard reads, "Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa, Home of the University of Iowa." Business signs shown include Moose,…