Take a stroll down memory lane as we look back at the best from Advantage and our partners in 2017! Happy New Year from Advantage Archives.

12 Million Pages of Newspapers to be Preserved – State Historical Society of Iowa and Advantage Archives to microfilm and digitize state’s collection of newspapers

2017 kicked off with Advantage and the State Historical Society of Iowa unveiling a new plan to preserve more than 12 million pages of newspapers in its collection, giving Iowans greater access to more than 300 titles dating to the state’s pioneer days in the 1830s.

New Partnership Works to Digitize Local News for Future Generations – Cedar Rapids Public Library, Cedar Rapids Gazette & Advantage Preservation

In August, the Cedar Rapids Public Library announced it’s partnership with The Cedar Rapids Gazette and Advantage Archives to digitize past issues of The Gazette from 1857 through the present day.

Advantage Preservation Community History Archive Directory

A directory of the Advantage Preservation hosted Community History Archives was made available online! You can now search historical newspapers from over 450 different collections in 38 different states.

Get Involved – Iowa Newspapers Yet To Be Preserved

See how you can “Get Involved” in preserving your community’s history. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations visit our Get Involved page and contact us today!

Advantage Preservation to Digitize Washington County Newspapers

An exciting development for the IAHistory Project in 2018 as Advantage will work with 13 community libraries in Southeastern Iowa to audit, preserve, and digitize nearly 165 years of archived newspapers for all of Washington County.

It has been an exciting and eventful year for Advantage in 2017 and we are truly thankful for our partners and the communities we have worked with this year.