For the Library Catalog and more information click on this link:

www.elgin.lib.ia.us

FRIENDS OF THE ELGIN
PUBLIC LIBRARY

Supporting a loved and valued
community
resource

Memberships and contributions
welcome!
Elgin's Public Library
includes the following materials for the public:
Historical and Genealogical Materials
at the Elgin Public Library, Elgin, Iowa :
History of the Community :
Elgin Then And Now
The library's historical and genealogical
materials are located in the Northeast
corner of the library building.
Extensive County Histories are
available for Fayette
and Clayton Counties, which include
images of residents and historic
scenes from the area.
Church Cemetary Records are available for the
Apostolic, Christian and Illyria and  Highland Churches.
Information about contact persons and information
about other cemetary records available upon request.
Elgin residents have compiled extensive research into
local area history including obituaries and photographs
and have willingly shared these materials with the
public library. They can be located in the ELGIN
HISTORY area of the northeast corner.
Genealogical materials from the collection include a
large collection of local family scrapbooks.The two
boxes on top of the bookcase contain materials on
how to conduct genealogical research.
Video interviews of present and past residents
about Elgin history were taped between
1998-1999
The library has collected microfilm
of the Elgin Echo
dating back to 1891
The Echo is now digitized up to 2004
and here is the link to see the
archive material:
http://elginlibia.booksys.net/opac/epl/visual.html
The Elgin historical society is
located directly
to the north of the Elgin Public
Library.
Between the library and historical society,
this mural shows the places from which the
original residents of Elgin emigrated and
includes names of many of the original
families.
Other materials in the colleciton include:

*Diary of Inez Lucille Chase Christen                       *
*Scrapbook of Mrs. John Falb Sr. (1890-1950)
*Meyer family scrapbooks
*Sarah Kirkeberg Raugland scrapbook
*Groth family record including the Haugs,
*Gudbrandsgards, Halstensons-Groths and Nasbys
*Family history of Frank Xavier and Pearl Elizabeth,Fay Cahalan
*Other Swiss family histories
*Elgin highschool yearbooks from 1953-Present
Created By Lauren Van Waardhuizen and Mark Anderson |
School of Library and Information Science | University of
Iowa | Iowa City, IA | Updated, Feb 28, 2005.
THE ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY PAGE
ELGIN PUBLIC
LIBRARY

214 Main Street,
PO Box 36
Elgin, Iowa 52141

Phone:
(563) 426-5313

Fax:
(563) 426-5999

Librarian:
Lisa Leuck
email:
ELGIN
LIBRARY

LIBRARY HOURS

Elgin Public Library Hours:

Monday: 1-5
Tuesday: 1-5
Wed.,: 11-5
Thurs: 1-7
Friday: 1-5
Sat. : 9:30-12:30

The Elgin Echo is archived and you can
access it online!

Click on this link:
http://elginpl.newspaperarchive.com/


and use elginguest for your log in name
and
archives for the password
to access this information.