Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library

Local Newspaper Archive


Mount Vernon/Lisbon Historical Newspaper Archive

Explore Mount Vernon and Lisbon’s history.


Search for names, events, locations, and everything else through the digital archive.  Articles from 1860 to last year are scanned and searchable.

If you are having problems, please review the Search Tips and FAQ links below.  If you continue to have questions, please contact the library: or 319-895-4271.

Click here to access the Local Historical Newspaper Archive

Archive Assistance



This resource has been made possible by the generous donations of:

  • Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission
  • Mount Vernon Bank and Trust Company
  • Russell D. Cole Library
  • Hills Bank and Trust Company
  • Deborah & Richard George Foundation
  • Mount Vernon/Lisbon Sun
  • Lisbon Historic Preservation Commission
  • Lisbon Public Library
  • Bridge Community Bank

Link to Current Live Mount Vernon/Lisbon Sun