Mapleton Press Archives
Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library Digitizes Newspaper Archives
A project to digitize the entire historical collection of the Mapleton Press has been completed, giving the people of Mapleton, Iowa a full newspaper record of the history of their town. The digital records are available at mapleton.advantage-preservation.com and are fully searchable by name and keyword, making finding historical events quick and easy. All images are provided as .pdf files, which can be downloaded, printed out, or saved to a thumb drive.
The project was funded by the Monona County Community Partners Foundation, with the assistance of the Friends of the Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library. The library originally decided to digitize their local paper in 2011. Digitization was performed by Advantage Preservation out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Microfilm versions of the newspaper are also still available and up to date through 2011.