April 2010

High School Yearbooks!

Attention genealogists, class reunion planners, and researchers, we have Des Moines high school yearbooks!   These are available for in building use at the Central Library. Ask for them at the 2nd floor reference desk.

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP 1924, 1926-1944, 1945-1957, 1958-1974, 1976-1980, 2001

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL ROUGHRIDER 1990-2000, 2002-2008

EAST HIGH SCHOOL QUILL 1911-1933, 1935, 1941, 1946, 1948-1950, 1956-1965, 1967, 1970-1972, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1988-2004, 2006, 2008-2009

Iowa Architecture

The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter, has a fabulous website entitled Iowa Architecture.   There are several online galleries that include images, the architect, year of completion, structure summaries, and other information.   You can also search for a specific building, find works of a particular architect, and search by city and county.  It appears that this site will also have historical driving tours listed in the future.