This collection of primary sources will eventually contain transliterations and translations of the four primary print sources on German immigration to Iowa, originally printed in Fraktur, or blackletter font. The original texts of the first three titles are available in their digitized original editions on the DIYHistory website of the University of Iowa Libraries. The original text of the final book, Joseph Eiboeck's The Germans of Iowa and their Achievements, is available via the Digital Library of the Hathi Trust:
- Iowa, die Heimat für Einwanderer ("Iowa, the Home for Immigrants," 1870 edition)
- Iowa, die Heimat für Einwanderer ("Iowa, the Home for Immigrants," revised 1873 edition)
- August P. Richter, Geschichte der Stadt Davenport und des County Scott ("History of Davenport and Scott County," 1917)
- Joseph Eiboeck, Die Deutschen von Iowa und deren Errungenschaften ("The Germans of Iowa and Their Achievements," 1900)
By clicking on the images below, readers can access a complete, searchable transliteration of the 1873 edition of "Iowa, the Home for Immigrants" as well as several chapters of Joseph Eiboeck's "The Germans of Iowa." More material will be added as it becomes available.
Die Deutschen von Iowa und deren Errungenschaften (The Germans of Iowa and Their Achievements) is the only book dedicated to...
Revised 1873 German edition of Iowa, the Home for Immigrants, a handbook published by the State Board of Immigration to...