Farwell T. Brown Photo Archive
The images in this unique photo archive are from Farwell T. Brown's lifetime collection of original photographs, postcards, advertisements, and news articles which chronicle the history of Ames, Iowa.
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The Heritage Room
Ames Public Library has more local history resources — including yearbooks — in the Heritage Room on the second floor.
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Ames Tribune Archive
Search issues of the Ames Tribune and Ames Intelligencer dating back to 1877 online for free!
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Local History Resources
Ames History Lectures
Find out about Ames History Museum's lecture series and see recorded presentations at www.amespubliclibrary.org/HistoryLectures
Local Genealogy Resources
Genealogy Plus Events
Learn about this year's series of Genealogy Plus presentations and workshops at www.amespubliclibrary.org/GenealogyPlus.
Upcoming History & Genealogy Events
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