Law Library Microform Consortium worked for 3 years to make nearly half a million archived Iowa documents searchable online.
"Thanks to work by state employees and a nonprofit group, more than 450,000 state documents dating back to Iowa's early history are now online and available to anyone with computer access. Since 2010, workers at the state libraries have been shipping hard copies of every Iowa bill, act and territorial agreement they can find to the Law Library Microform Consortium in Kaneohe, Hawaii. The documents date back to 1838, eight years before Iowa became a state." -- the Quad City Times