July 2010

Digging for Treasure in the Iowa Vertical File

The Central Library houses a lot informative local history materials, and one of the best places to dig for hard to find information is the Iowa Vertical File. The vertical file is kind of like a catchall, it has article clippings, brochures, event programs, handouts, and various other little pieces of paper that aren’t significant enough to catalog, but have valuable nuggets of information that might be useful to information seekers. Now, don’t get me wrong, we don’t just pile this stuff up.