Our Core Values: Community, Partnership, Engagement

Advantage Archives has three core values: Community, Partnership, and Engagement Community. It’s often thought of as a geographical location, but a community is any group of individuals that share a common thread. So if you live in a gated area, that’s a community, and if you’re a Vikings fan (SKOL), that’s a community, and if […]

Advantage Archives Announces New Chief Technology Officer

Advantage Archives would like to introduce our new CTO, Mike Schmitz. Mike joins the company at a moment when Advantage Archives is poised to transform the Community History Archive online portal into a more powerful, robust, and easy-to-use search platform. Additionally, Mike will tackle the challenges of expanding the company’s digitization and indexing capacity while […]

New Orleans – Top 9 Places to Visit

The Advantage Team is hopping on a boat and heading down the Mississippi to New Orleans (not literally, since “shipping” seems to take forever these days). The city of Jazz, colorful buildings, Mardi Gras, and French Beignets, New Orleans has plenty to offer for visitors. As a digital archive company, we naturally will place a […]

Discover Your Rural Roots! Carol Richey looks at Advantage Preservation and their growing collection of digitized small town and rural newspapers

Researching your rural ancestors in newspaper collections is becoming much easier and more convenient. Thanks to the work of Advantage Preservation, a division of Advantage Archives based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, more than 55 million historical newspaper pages in 39 states are now available online through their digitization projects. Exploring the lives of your rural […]

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

DES MOINES – The process to save the first draft of Iowa history just got a lot smoother. The State Historical Society of Iowa today unveiled a sweeping 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 […]

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