Musser Library, Muscatine Iowa
304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Monday thru Thursday 10a.m.-9p.m.
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Some of the available materials at The Musser Library
Several Muscatine County histories
County histories of Louisa and Cedar counties
More than 55,000 glass plate negatives of Muscatine photographer Oscar Grossheim dating from the late 1800's to the 1940's. Only a small portion indexed- 40,000 to 45,000 unindexed
Muscatine or Bloomington newspapers on microfilm dating back to 1840's
Extensive vertical file of various subjects of Muscatine History
Old city directories back to 1850's
Microfilmed census records for this area
Some birth, death and marriage records.
Some birth and deaths from Hershey Hospital (in card file)
GUIDELINES FOR QUERIES TO MUSSER
Query should be addressed to "LOCAL HISTORY
DEPT" or to Diane Mayer
Written query with specifics preferred
One query at a time please! After you have gotten response from that one, give them a
chance to breathe before submitting another, as they are VERY short staffed!
First hour free, $10.00 each additional hour
Three hours maximum per query due to staff restraints
After three (3) hours, query referred to Muscatine County Genealogical Society
Photocopies .25 cents each
Prints from the Grossheim collection are available for purchase, but most are not yet
indexed. All are black and white. Priced according to size: $4.00 for 5x7, $5.00 for 8x10.
Please note that whatever size the glass plate is is the size your print will be. If you want
enlargements etc you will have to pay a local photographer to do this at additional fee.
Most of the family portraits have not yet been indexed.
May take a month or longer for reply due to staffing
West Liberty Library
400 N. Spencer St.
West Liberty IA 52776
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Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St
Muscatine IA 52761
Tipton Public Library (Cedar County)
206 Cedar St
Tipton IA 52772
Letts Public Library (Louisa County)
P.O. Box B
Letts IA 52754
Durant City Library (border Muscatine/Cedar Counties)
402 6th St
Durant IA 52747
Columbus Junction Public Library (Louisa County)
122 Maple St.
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
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