About this journal

Iowa Heritage Illustrated (ISSN: 1088-5943 (Print) ISSN: 2770-1948 (Online), ISSN-L 1088-5943) was a quarterly historical magazine published the State Historical Society of Iowa and edited by Ginalie Swaim. The title began with vol.77 no.1, spring 1996, continuing The Palimpsest. The last issue was vol.93 no.2, Summer 2014. Back issues are available.

The four titles published by the State Historical Society are:

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Iowa Heritage Illustrated is preserved in Portico.

Prior to September 2021, this title was hosted in Digital Commons software. That site is available in the Internet Archive.


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