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The Urbana Courier

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection

UIUC's History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library launched the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection on July 28, 2007. This free web-based service provides fully searchable digital facsimiles of historic Illinois newspapers. Current holdings include the Urbana Daily Courier for the years 1916-1925 and the UIUC student newspaper, the Daily Illini, for the years 1916-1935. The Urbana Daily Courier from 1926-1935 is already in the works, and the Library hopes to start on 1902-1915 next year. The digital Urbana Courier offers extensive documentation of the impact of a number of pivotal events in world history as well as key developments in local and regional history on the lives of ordinary residents of East Central Illinois. At the international level, the years 1916-1925 saw the entry of the U.S. into World War I, the Russian Revolutions of 1917, and the flu pandemic. Nationally this decade encompasses the Scopes trial, the East St. Louis riots of 1917, the founding of the Ku Klux Klan, prohibition, the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting female suffrage, and the postwar recovery and rapid rise of science, technology and industry. The headline below announces the signing on November 11, 1918, of the armistice with Germany that ended World War I; the accompanying article "Twin Cities Wild With Joy" begins as follows: "The people of the twin cities were awakened at 2 o'clock this morning by the ringing of bells, screeching of whistles, and the firing of guns...Nearly every house in Urbana was lighted up within 15 minutes and they knew what the noise meant."



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