Looking to do some research on local history? Here are a few places you might start.
Northwestern College DeWitt Library
- Dutch Heritage Collection
- Resources on the history of Northwestern, including campus newspapers and yearbooks.
- Rare Books collection
- Digital exhibits including documents and pictures on specific topics
- Genealogical resources
- Historical Newspapers
- Digital repository
The Sioux County Courthouse
- Land records
- Board of Supervisor minutes
The Dutch American Heritage Museum
- Contains Dutch and local artifacts
- Volunteer board members are highly knowledgeable about the history of this area and excited to talk about it.
- Sioux County Newspapers Digital Archive
- Sioux County Genealogy Website
- Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs – Agricultural History
- Iowa Gravestones
- Iowa Genealogy Project
- Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
- The Goldfinch – All issues of the State Historical Society’s children’s magazine are available in this digital archive.
- Iowa Sanborn Maps
Sioux Center Public Library
Other places to look
- City Records
- The Dutch Heritage Boosters
- Inquire at other nearby libraries