Historic newspapers provide us with a window on our past, and now digital technology has revolutionized access to this rich source material. The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection (IDNC) contains digital facsimiles of historic Illinois newspapers. You can browse the newspapers by date or search by keyword across articles, advertisements and photo captions. You can print, download, or e-mail individual articles. And it's free!
More about the IDNC.
Daily Illini 1874-1975
Urbana Daily Courier 1903-1935 [About the Urbana Daily Courier Project]
Sycamore True Republican 1869-1872; 1877-1968
Express (Tallula, Illinois) 1895-1896 (Scattered issues)
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, Illinois) 1831-1842
As of 12/1/2012, the IDNC currently contains 320,043 digital newspaper pages. We need your help to continue digitizing historic Illinois newspapers.
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Many thanks to the following donors and granting agencies for their generous support of the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection.
Douglas C. Roberts Family
Clifford Family Endowment
Stewart S. Howe Foundation Endowment
Illinois State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
State of Illinois
University of Illinois Library
National Endowment for the Humanities