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Iowa history is not just limited to events from 50, 100, or 200 years ago…it is also yesterday, last week, last year, and a decade ago.

In 2009, due to budget cuts and other funding limitations, the state was forced to stop their ongoing efforts to preserve “current” newspapers to microfilm. We recognize the immediate need to prevent any further increase in the “preservation gap” that has been created. While we continue to work diligently with community libraries across Iowa, to do so, the funding available far out paces the need.

In addition to the historical preservation work, and digital service we have provided to Iowa communities since 2011, Advantage has collaborated with libraries to preserve well over 1/2 a million of these “contemporary newspaper” pages to microfilm. However, in that same time period, the State Historical Society Of Iowa has amassed nearly 900,000 additional newspaper pages, adding to the estimated 450,000 pages published between 2004 – 2009. There are well over 1.3M pages of “recent history” is at risk of being lost, and that number is growing at a pace of over 200,000 pages each year. We believe the preservation of our collective history is a shared responsibility, and we encourage you to “get involved” by joining us in our mission to ensure that Iowa’s “First draft of history” is available and accessible for generations to come.

Contemporary Newspapers Yet To Be Preserved

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Adair News | Adair County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Adair Adair News 7/7/05 12/27/07
Adair Adair News 1/3/08 6/24/10
Adair Adair News 7/1/10 6/28/12
Adair Adair News 7/5/12 6/26/14
Adair Adair News 7/3/14 6/30/16

Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility of the history contained within the pages of your community’s newspaper!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

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Adams County Free Press| Adams County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Corning Adams County Free Press 7/1/04 12/29/05
Corning Adams County Free Press 1/5/06 6/28/07
Corning Adams County Free Press 7/5/07 12/25/08
Corning Adams County Free Press 1/1/09 6/24/10
Corning Adams County Free Press 7/1/10 12/29/11
Corning Adams County Free Press 1/5/12 6/27/13
Corning Adams County Free Press 7/4/13 12/25/14
Corning Adams County Free Press 1/1/15 6/30/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

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Advocate News| Muscatine County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Wilton-Durant Advocate News 4/3/14 12/25/14
Wilton-Durant Advocate News 1/1/15 9/24/15
Wilton-Durant Advocate News 10/1/15 6/30/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

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Afton Star Enterprise| Union County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Afton Star Enterprise 7/7/11 6/27/13
Afton Star Enterprise 7/4/13 6/25/15
Afton Star Enterprise 7/2/15 12/29/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

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Title & Date Range

Akron Hometowner | Plymouth County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Akron Hometowner 1/6/16 12/21/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

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Title & Date Range

Albia Union-Republican | Monroe County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Albia Union-Republican 1/1/15 6/30/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

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Title & Date Range

Altoona Herald-Mitchvle lx | Polk County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 7/7/04 12/29/04
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/5/05 6/29/05
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 7/6/05 12/28/05
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/4/06 6/28/06
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 7/5/06 12/27/06
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/3/07 6/27/07
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 7/4/07 12/26/07
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/2/08 9/24/08
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 10/1/08 6/24/09
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 7/1/09 3/31/10
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 4/7/10 12/29/10
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/5/11 9/29/11
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 10/5/11 6/27/12
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 7/4/12 3/27/13
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 4/3/13 12/25/13
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/1/14 12/31/14
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/7/15 12/30/15
Altoona Herald-Mitchvle Ix 1/6/16 12/28/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

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Title & Date Range

Anamosa Journal-Eureka | Jones County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Anamosa Journal-Eureka 1/7/16 9/29/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

I Would Like To Sponsor:
Title & Date Range

Anita Tribune | Cass County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Cass Anita Anita Tribune 1/2/14 12/31/15

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

I Would Like To Sponsor:
Title & Date Range

Ankeny Press-Citizen | Polk County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Ankeny Press-Citizen 3/15/06 7/26/06
Ankeny Press-Citizen 8/2/06 12/27/06
Ankeny Press-Citizen 1/3/07 6/27/07
Ankeny Press-Citizen 7/4/07 12/26/07
Ankeny Press-Citizen 1/2/08 6/25/08
Ankeny Press-Citizen 7/2/08 12/31/08

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

I Would Like To Sponsor:
Title & Date Range

Ankeny Register & Press Citizen | Polk County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Ankeny Register & Press Citizen 1/1/09 6/30/09
Ankeny Register & Press Citizen 7/7/09 12/29/09
Ankeny Register & Press Citizen 1/5/10 6/29/10
Ankeny Register & Press Citizen 7/6/10 12/28/10
Ankeny Register & Press Citizen 1/4/11 5/24/11

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

I Would Like To Sponsor:
Title & Date Range

Armstrong Journal | Emmet County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Armstrong Journal 7/4/12 12/25/13
Armstrong Journal 1/1/14 6/24/15
Armstrong Journal 7/1/15 12/28/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

I Would Like To Sponsor:
Title & Date Range

Audubon County Advocate-Journal | Audubon County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Audubon County Advocate-Journal 1/4/13 12/27/13
Audubon County Advocate-Journal 1/3/14 12/26/14
Audubon County Advocate-Journal 1/2/15 9/25/15
Audubon County Advocate-Journal 10/2/15 6/24/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

I Would Like To Sponsor:
Title & Date Range

Aurelia Star | Cherokee County

Each line below represents a date range of newspapers to be preserved to a reel of microfilm. If you are interested in helping to ensure that your community’s recent history is preserved for future generations  contact us today! 

Aurelia Star 7/7/11 12/26/13
Aurelia Star 1/1/14 6/29/16

Each date range listed above represents an Iowa newspaper that needs to be preserved on microfilm. Please consider sponsoring a reel for $250, and join us in our mission to ensure the preservation and accessibility to the history of your community contained within these newspapers!

Contact us to inquire about additional opportunities including the digitization of your community’s newspapers currently only available on microfilm. (Not available for all titles) 

I Would Like To Sponsor:
Title & Date Range