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Books in the Archives and General Collection

History of Pella, Iowa, 1847-1987 - Pella Historical Society
Call Number: 977.783 Hi 8 p
ISBN: 0881071064
Publication Date: 1988
A great resource for Pella family histories.

Souvenir history of Pella, Iowa.
Call Number: 977.783 So 8, h
Publication Date: 1922
"... contains a concise story of the founding and life of Pella, Iowa, with illustrations and short write-ups of people and scenes. This piece of history starts with people and things in 1847; up to the present time in 1922."

Cemeteries of Marion County, Iowa - Marion County Genealogical Society
Call Number: 929.377783 Ma 7 c (and Index)
Publication Date: 1976

Dutch immigrants in United States ship passenger manifests, 1820-1880 - Robert P. Swierenga
Call Number: 929.3 Sw 4 de
ISBN: 0842022066
Publication Date: 1983

Genealogy Resources from the Pella Public Library

The Pella Public Library has a collection of local history, including family histories, yearbooks, cemetery records, and back issues of the Pella Chronicle on microfilm which can be found in their Heritage Room.

Pella Newspapers in Print and Microfilm

Though newspaper files are not complete, those that have survived are available in print and microfilm. Many of the following volumes and issues are also available online (courtesy of Pella Public Library).

The earliest newspaper is the PELLA GAZETTE Vol. I-IV (February 1, 1855 - February 1, 1860).

The Dutch language newspaper PELLA'S WEEKBLAD is complete from Vol. 35-80 (May 15, 1896 - December 31, 1942) when it ceased publication. There are various issues preceding 1896, but only Vol. 9 of 1870 is complete.

The PELLA BLADE, which began in 1865, is represented by many single issues between 1865 and 1885. It is bound between 1885 and 1901, at which time it was superseded by the PELLA CHRONICLE, most of which is bound and/or on microfilm.

The Archives also contains various issues and volumes of other Pella newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These include THE ADVERTISER, THE BANNER, THE BOOSTER PRESS (later called the PELLA PRESS), NIEUSBLAD, THE REPUBLICAN, THE TIMES, THE WEEKLY HERALD, and the WEEKLY VISITOR. Most of these publications are bound or available on microfilm.


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