Solon History Center

Solon History is now available through digital access


Great news from Solon History Committee chairwoman, Sandy Hanson.  Solon newspapers are now on-line! Past issues from 1887 to 2009 are accessible, issues 2010 through 2018 are in process.  Access is available at:

This digitization process was made possible with support from Solon Beef Days Committee, Solon Community Foundation, South Slope/Aureon, Solon Women’s Club, Solon History Book Sales and other sources. 

Families, historians and graduates and others are now able to visit the pages of Solon’ newspapers by going on-line and researching articles once published in our local newspaper.

State Historical Society of Iowa

Researching the State of Iowa’s vast collection of historic documents and artifacts, genealogical records, newspapers and images is now easier than ever, with just a few clicks of a button.

The State Historical Society of Iowa has unveiled a unified, user-friendly online catalog that provides greater access to the state’s collection of more than 200 million pieces of Iowa history, available to anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world. The Iowa History Collections Catalog culminates a major multi-year effort to increase public access to materials from the society’s museum, libraries, archives and special collections.

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions.

Iowa Rural Schools Museum

Learn about Iowa history and Iowa's one room schools on their website, including an 8-segment video series Iowa Early History - Glaciers to Settlement.