Central has preserved more than 125 years of history through The Ray and Pelican, its student newspaper and yearbook. Original copies had begun to crumble, but a permanent digital archive now makes these publications available to readers anywhere. Central’s alumni office partnered with Advantage Companies in Cedar Rapids to complete the digitization project, supported by grants and gifts from the State of Iowa Historical Research Development Program, MidWestOne Foundation, Geisler Library, Central College Student Senate and Central alumni. The Ray dates back to 1876 and the Pelican to 1907. Users can search by date, keyword or name at centralcollege.advantage-preservation. com.