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  • Collection: Council Bluffs Public Library Special Collections

tornado (1).jpg
Photographs of the damage from the 1988 tornado in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

1999 Yearbook (Annual) of Lewis Central High School

Leaflet Neilsen 1920 V1.jpg
Advertising leaflet that was dropped from Lieutenant Andy Nielsen's airplane.

Painting of a view of Council Bluffs and Dodge House from Fairmount Park by Henry Howard Bagg

1-Simons - Texas Ranger & Dodge, G.M. & N.P..tif
Photograph of a Texas Ranger

Earth Day 1970 Part 5 - Council Bluffs, Iowa (CBS News with Walter Cronkite) (1).mp4
Original broadcast of CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite about the first Earth Day, 1970. Also known as Earth Week 1970.


Index of marriages recorded in Council Bluffs from November 1902 through 1940.pdf
Index of marriages recorded in Council Bluffs from November 1902 through 1940, and to marriages recorded at the Avoca courthouse from 1885 to 1921. Index created by the Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society which houses the original records.…

By Winfred E. Robb

American lithographing and printing Company, 1919 - World War, 1914-1918.

Pottawattamie County Death Records 1880-1919.pdf
Index of death records at the Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society.

The Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society has the complete death records on the following individuals who died in Pottawattamie County. These records cover 1880 - 1919.…

Pusey, John  9-53 photo 1.tif
A variety of files related to Council Bluffs artist, John Drake Pusey. These include articles and images from various sources. Most images of artwork were provided by Dave Willmarth, a grandson of the artist.

Photograph of Pearl Street, looking south.

Schools H544.tif
Postcard. High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Unknown (2).tif
An assortment of various unidentified photos.

Oct 21, 1894.tif
Photograph of a streetcar


Streetcars M177.tif
Photographs and negatives local streetcars.


Memorial S743.tif
Postcard. Steam Engine Memorial. 39th and West Broadway Council Bluffs.

Lakes L354h.tif
Postcard. Lake Manawa State Park. Located South of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Consists of 630 acres of water and 150 acres of park, for picnicking, boating, swimming, and camping.

Lakes L354g.tif
Postcard. Council Bluffs Rowing Association Club House, Lake Manawa, Iowa.

Lakes L354f.tif
Postcard. Park View and Pavilion, Lake Manawa.

Lakes L354c.tif
Postcard. Yachting, Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs, Iowa.