Our State

Our History

Our Responsibility

Collaborating with SHSI, libraries, schools, and newspaper publishers, we believe we can engage other like-minded Iowans to join us in our mission of preserving history as recorded in the pages of Iowa’s newspapers.

Advantage Preservation works with nearly 1100 libraries in 27 states and 430 cities, representing around 50M newspaper pages. We have over 500 online library collections with nearly 50 million digital images hosted for libraries from cost to coast. We are proud of our relationships that span from one coast to the other, and of our national reputation…but we are especially proud of our reputation closer to home.

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In 1857 the State Historical Society of Iowa was founded with a mission of preserving Iowa’s history and to make this history available and accessible for future generations. Advantage Preservation is a proud to be a partner in the State Historical Society of Iowa’s mission, and together we hope to engage other like minded Iowans in helping us preserve Iowa’s past, and ensure its future…

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Our mission is to collaborate with Iowa publishers, libraries, educators, & community leaders to actively preserve & provide easy access to the history contained within Iowa’s newspapers. As Iowans, we believe that the preservation of our collective history is a shared responsibility.  Join us in our efforts to make sure that Iowa’s “first draft of history” is available for current and future generations.

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Advantage Archives is an Iowa company. The owners and employees are all Iowans. We live, work, and play right here in Iowa.  We have a long-standing relationship with the State Historical Society of Iowa, and other state agencies… and a deep-rooted affinity for our history. With the introduction of the IAhistory initiative, the team at Advantage Archives has the privilege of taking an even more active role in preserving and providing access to the “first draft of Iowa’s history”. The message and the mission is clear:

“Ensure the preservation and accessibility of the history contained within Iowa’s newspapers”

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August 15, 2018

Luther’s Preus Library and Winneshiek County Historical Society awarded grant to digitize County newspapers

Luther's Preus Library and Winneshiek County Historical Society awarded grant to digitize County newspapers 0 Luther College's Preus Library and the Winneshiek County Historical Society have been awarded a $30,000...
August 15, 2018

McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times

McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times 0 The Clayton County Register: McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times An article published yesterday in the Clayton...
August 15, 2018

Iowa City Public Library launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers

Iowa City Public Library launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers 0 The Iowa City Public Library was featured in the Little Village Magazine this week for the...
August 15, 2018

Cascade Library Celebrates 50 Years

Cascade Library Celebrates 50 Years 0 The Cascade Public Library is celebrating it's 50th anniversary, recognizing the years of support of and access to knowledge, entertainment, community engagement and literacy....