Browse Collections (13 total)

Map Collection

Council Bluffs Sep 1928, 1962 - Cover.pdf

A collection of historical maps of Council Bluffs and nearby towns in Pottawattamie County.

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Genealogy Resources


A collection of materials for genealogy research in Council Bluffs Western Iowa. The Collection includes Death Records, cemetery records, etc.

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Council Bluffs City Directories


Historic Polk city directories of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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George Simons Frontier Sketches

1-Simons Print - Steamer Omaha.tif

Consists of drawings made by George Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

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Amelia Bloomer Collection


A collection of materials related to American women's rights and temperance advocate Amelia Bloomer. Including letters written to Bloomer,…

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General Grenville Dodge Collection

Dodge_Book 21_Part 1.pdf

Documents, letters, papers, and other materials related to General Grenville M. Dodge and family.

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Emil Pavich Postcard Collection


A collection of three albums containing a total of 511 postcards. This collection consists of historic Council Bluffs postcards dating from…

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Manawa Fish & Game


Photographs from the collections of the Lake Manawa Fish & Game Club in Council Bluffs.

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Fire Department


Photographs and Documents from the Council Bluffs Fire Department. Donated to the Council Bluffs Public Library Special Collections in 2017.

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Council Bluffs Yearbooks


A collection of Council Bluffs area yearbooks and high school annuals. These book published were annually to record, highlight, and commemorate the…

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Council Bluffs Public Library Special Collections

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Photographs and documents of the Council Bluffs Public Library Special Collections.

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Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives


Newspaper clippings and photographs from the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil

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