The BVU Archives Receives Grant

STORM LAKE, IA (08/17/2017) (readMedia)-- Buena Vista University (BVU) has been awarded a $10,400 archive grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa to microfilm and digitize Buena Vista College and BVU newspapers. At the completion of the project, done in cooperation with Advantage Preservation in Cedar Rapids, the newspapers published from 1895-2012 will be readily searchable and available to read on the BVU Archives website.

"The BVU Archives is committed to preserving the history of Buena Vista College and BVU," said Joan Curbow, BVU's reference librarian and archivist who wrote the grant. "We've wanted to digitize campus newspapers for quite a while, and this grant will help make the project a reality."

The BVU Archives was one of 27 projects that received funding for FY18. This is the second grant that the BVU Archives has received from the Historical Resource Development Program.

"When the project is complete, anyone will be able to access the newspapers from a computer at any time," added Curbow. "Increasing access to our vital historical resources is one of the reasons the BVU Archives exist, so we are happy whenever we have opportunity to enhance that access."

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Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit