DMPL Local History Resources
Historic City Directories: Digitized collection of our city directories from 1866-1922!
Newspaper, Magazine, & Other Indexes: The Des Moines Public Library maintains an ongoing index to the Des Moines Register, Des Moines Tribune, and several other publications.
Iowa Oral History Collection: Consists of a series of interviews conducted from the early 1970s through 2002.
DMPL Premium Research Services: The Des Moines Public Library Reference Department offers Premium Research Services for those seeking information about a particular person, topic or event.