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State Historical Society of Iowa
2018/2019 Research Grants
Please join us in the Senate Chamber at Old Capitol at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, to hear a lecture on the History of Photography in Iowa, showcasing many images from the collections of the State Historical Society of Iowa.
Old Capitol Museum, in conjunction with the Department of History and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will host a lecture by CLAS Alumni Fellow Mary Bennett (BA '76, MA ’85, History), Special Collections Coordinator at the State Historical Society of Iowa—Iowa City.
The Winter 2018 issue of The Annals of Iowa is now available.
In one feature article, PAUL EMORY PUTZ, a doctoral candidate in history at Baylor University, shows how, from 1908 to 1916, evangelical Protestant religious leaders in Des Moines organized and engaged in local elections under the Des Moines Plan’s commission form of government because they believed that they were uniquely equipped to provide the moral impulse for an otherwise materialistic city-boosting movement.
"We we ni to tti ki" or "Those who make beautiful things" is the title of the upcoming Meskwaki Art and Culture Symposium to be held on Monday, October 9. This free event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center and Red Earth Gardens at the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County, Iowa. Join in this celebration of Meskwaki art and artists on Indigenous People’s Day.
The Summer 2017 issue of The Annals of Iowa is now available.
In one feature article, Jeff Bremer, associate professor of history at Iowa State University, describes how settlers in early Iowa—far from being the self-sufficient farmers of frontier myth—participated in the expanding market system of the United States from the very beginning of the settlement process.
The Spring 2017 issue of The Annals of Iowa is now available.
The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant program for the 2017/2018 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or interpretations of previously treated topics. SHSI invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers.
The State of Iowa was just 11 years old when some of its early residents had the foresight to create the State Historical Society of Iowa, in 1857. Even then, they recognized the value of Iowa history and wanted to safeguard it for generations to come.
Please join us at noon on Thursday, December 8, when Thomas R. Baker will discuss “Going Local: How New Research on Individual States is Shaping Our Understanding of the Civil War” at the State Historical Society of Iowa, Centennial Building, 402 Iowa Avenue in Iowa City. The program is free and open to the public.
The Summer 2016 issue of the Annals of Iowa is now available.