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, Vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1982)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1982)

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

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

The Goldfinch, Spring 1975

The Goldfinch, Spring 1975

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

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

The Goldfinch, Vol. 2, no. 1 (September 1980)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 2, no. 1 (September 1980)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 13, no. 3 (February 1992)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 13, no. 3 (February 1992)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 5, no.3 (February 1984)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 5, no.3 (February 1984)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 16, no. 2 (1994)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 16, no. 2 (1994)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 2, no. 4 (April 1981)

The Goldfinch, Vol. 2, no. 4 (April 1981)