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

IA. Confidential: A Crime of Passion 2007


Part One: Love Potion. The year is 1895, and love comes to the carnival. Sideshow barker William Deerfoot married his snake charmer sweet-heart…

IA. Confidential: Rev. Hummer 2008

Brothers and sisters! It is time once again to visit that dark pit of crimes historical and transgressions allegorical; to trespass back in time to…

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a Pelzer, Mildred Stage Ready Longfellow School 10-27-08 full image1.jpg

One of eight murals created in 1934 by Mildred Pelzer that depict historic scenes of Iowa City. The paintings were commissioned by the Jefferson Hotel…