|The Ely School, built in 1923, is now |
the Ely Community Center. It houses the
History Center and Archives Room. Wall
space in rooms and corridors hold
displays showcasing area history
The archives room has been established on the lower floor of the Ely Community Center to house important documents, books, maps, government &community organization history, biographies, obituaries, town histories and family histories, church and cemetery information, scrapbooks and clippings, as well as historic photos, not just from Ely, but from the surrounding rural areas, and including the town of Shueyville and the unincorporated town of Western, Iowa. Present holdings include over 90 collections and over a 700 photos, including many digitized photos.
HOURS FOR ARCHIVES ROOM
Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Please call ahead (319) 848-4963 or (319) 848-4074 to make sure we are going to be there before coming in, or to schedule an appointment for another day and time. We are happy to make appointments for you to research in the archives.
RESEARCH BY SOCIETY MEMBERS is available for a suggested donation of $10.00 per hour.
CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COLLECTION!
If you have information, photos, documents or stories relevant to area history please contact us for inclusion into our archives. Documents and photos can be copied or scanned via portable computer at your residence if you wish. Help us preserve our history! See who has already donated below in "List of Collections".
**Use "Control F" or "Command F"(find) to search the below .pdfs
List of Collections
List of Photos
List of Objects