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World War I in the Library
Jul 18, 2014
Discover Library Resources on World War I

HPNL Closed on Labor Day
Aug 27, 2014
Regular hours Saturday and Sunday

Fall Semester Hours
Aug 19, 2014
HPNL Open M-Th, 9-7; F, 9-5; Sa-Su, 1-5.

Conference on Illinois History
Jul 8, 2014
The 16th Annual Conference on Illinois History, September 25-26, in Springfield.

Problems with Access World News
Jun 20, 2014
Links from the Library's Online Journals and Databases catalog to newspapers in Access World News are temporarily broken.

History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL)

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Find newspaper articles, journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and more with a single search. Click here to learn more about HPNL Easy Search.

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Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1

Online access to the 36 previously-microfilmed archival collections, including the Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Bayard Rustin Papers, the Mary McLeod Bethune Papers, the Papers of A. Philip Randolph, the Records of the American Committee on Africa, the Records of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, the Claude A. Barnett Papers, and more. More information.

New Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection

The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library introduces the new Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, powered by Veridian. The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection combines 1.2 million pages of digitized newspapers in one freely accessible location. Using Veridian Digital Library software, the IDNC offers a modern and user-friendly way to access unique research tools and engage with the past. The site includes interactive features allowing users to tag articles, correct OCR text, and share on social media. A text correction contest will be announced next month.The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection is available online at

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