A selection of Des Moines historical resources found online.
Indexes and Lists
- Images of Old Des Moines
- Des Moines Newspapers and Indexes
- Index to Pictures of Iowa People and Places
- Iowa Caucus Results
- Iowa Vertical File Index
- Men and Women of Iowa Biographies Index
- Pioneers of Polk County and Reminiscences of Early Days Index
- Timeline of Des Moines
- Centennial History of Polk County, Iowa - J.M. Dixon, 1876
- The City of Certainties: The New Des Moines - Des Moines, 1911?
- Des Moines: Facts and Figures - Des Moines Mail & Times.
- Des Moines and Polk County City Directories (1866-1922) – various publishers
- Des Moines Illustrated Souvenir - Iowa Historical Illustrative Co., 1896
- Index to Street Naming Ordinance, City of Des Moines, 1908
- Night in Des Moines, New York Newcomb Pub. Co., 1912
- Historical Reminiscences of the City of Des Moines, H.B. Turrill, 1857
- Pioneers of Polk County (Volume 1)- Lorenzo F. Andrews, 1908
- Pioneers of Polk County (Volume 2) - Lorenzo F. Andrews, 1908
- A Preliminary Major Street Plan of Des Moines, Iowa - Harland Bartholomew, 1899
- Souvenir of Des Moines, Iowa - L. H. Nelson & Co, 1907
More Iowa periodicals can be found in our catalog.
- Annals of Iowa
- The Midwestern Volume 1. September 1906-August 1907.
- The Midwestern Volume 2. September 1907-August 1908.
- The Midwestern Volume 3. September 1908-August 1909.
- The Midwestern Volume 4. September 1909-August 1910.
- The Midwestern Volume 5. September 1910-August 1911.
- Found online - 102 oral histories focusing on Des Moines and Iowa.