About the Journal

The Goldfinch : Iowa History for Young People (ISSN: 0278-0208 (Print); ISSN 2372-6369 (Online); ISSN-L 0278-0208) was published quarterly by the State Historical Society of Iowa from 1975-2000. It is an Iowa history magazine for children, ages 8 to 13. Each issue focused on a theme (ranging from Immigrants to Diaries, from Home and Family to Iowa’s Kid Heroes) and includes articles, games, photos, and fiction. Print back Issues are available.

Most Popular Articles

The Goldfinch, Spring 1976

The Goldfinch, Spring 1976

The Goldfinch, Vol. 9, no. 1 (September 1987)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 9, no. 1 (September 1987)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 4, no. 3 (February 1983)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 4, no. 3 (February 1983)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 21, no. 3 (2000)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 21, no. 3 (2000)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 11, no.2 (November 1989)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 11, no.2 (November 1989)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 17, no. 4 (1996)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 17, no. 4 (1996)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 7, no. 2 (November 1985)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 7, no. 2 (November 1985)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 11, no. 1 (September 1989)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 11, no. 1 (September 1989)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 12, no. 2 (November 1990)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 12, no. 2 (November 1990)