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FRIENDS OF THE ELGIN
Supporting a loved and valued
Memberships and contributions
|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
|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
|The Elgin historical society is
to the north of the Elgin Public
|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
|Created By Lauren Van Waardhuizen and Mark Anderson |
School of Library and Information Science | University of
Iowa | Iowa City, IA | Updated, Feb 28, 2005.
214 Main Street,
PO Box 36
Elgin, Iowa 52141
Elgin Public Library Hours:
Sat. : 9:30-12:30
The Elgin Echo is archived and you can
access it online!
Click on this link:
and use elginguest for your log in name
and archives for the password
to access this information.