Source Texts

This collection brings together a variety of sources on German, Swiss, and Austrian immigration to Iowa and the greater Midwest. It focuses primarily on German-language material printed in blackletter font (Fraktur) or written in old German script (Kurrent or Sütterlin). To help make this material accessible to researchers with limited knowledge of German, transcriptions and/or translations are provided when available. 

BOOKS

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Books in the public domain on German-Iowan history, both in German and English

PERIODICALS

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This collection contains essays from magazines and journals pertaining to German immigration to Iowa.

HANDWRITTEN SOURCES

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Letters, certificates, and other scribal documents concerning German immigration to Iowa