The Heritage Room
Located on the second floor of Ames Public Library, the Heritage Room houses a collection of published materials dating back to the 19th century, focusing on the history of Ames and Story County. Materials about Boone, Marshall, Hamilton and Hardin Counties, as well as Iowa State University, are also selectively collected.
Our partners at the Ames History Museum are digitizing many of our rare materials. These can be found on their Maps and Books webpage.
Unique Heritage Room holdings include:
The Palimpsest: Available Online
Iowa Heritage Illustrated: Available Online
Iowa History Journal, January 2009 to Present
The Iowan, 1952-Present (?)
Ames City Directories, including Nevada and Story County: 1899, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1936, 1940, 1949, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963-Present
Ames Telephone Directory: 1916, 1917, 1924, 1926-1942, 1944-1946, 1948, 1955-Present
AMES PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLICATIONS
The Meteor: 1907 & 1908
Spirit Quarterly: 1911-1926
Spirit Annual: 1919-Present
Ames Public Schools Directory: 1962-1970
Ames High Alumni Directory, 1994