History Collection

The history collection contains many documents and photos that record Clear Lake’s unique history.  Library staff are available to assist those wanting to explore the story of Clear Lake.

If you are curious about Clear Lake History, visit the Clear Lake Public Library’s History Room.  The history collection contains many documents and photos that record Clear Lake’s unique history.  Library staff are available to assist those wanting to explore the story of Clear Lake. Contact the library at 641-357-6133 or clplib@cltel.net more information.

History Room hours:

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 2:00

Clear Lake history DVDs for sale at the library

$10 plus $3 s/h each

“Clear Lake the First 100 Years: 1851-1951.”

Make checks to the Friends of the Clear Lake Public Library.  

“Stories from the History Room.”

Make checks to the Clear Lake Historical Society.

 

Items in the collection include:

1.Lake Newspapers   1860s-present

2.City Directories   1940s-present

3.Clear Lake High School Annuals

4.Clear Lake Cemetery Listings and Obituaries

5.Lake Veterans Information

6.Clear Lake & Cerro Gordo County Histories

7.Clear Lake photos, maps and Miscellaneous documents

Special Collections

~Duesenberg Alcan Highway

~John Kopecky Music Man

~Postcard Images

~Oral Histories

~Stillman Photos