Illinois Newspaper Project

Preserving Illinois Heritage as part of the U.S. Newspaper Program and the National Digital Newspaper Program

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Our Work
bullet Identify Newspapers
bullet Catalog Newspapers
bullet Microfilm Newspapers
bullet Digitize Newspapers

bullet INP Database
Newspaper titles we've found throughout Illinois.
bullet Participant Locator
Places we've visited
along the way.
bullet Gallery
A sampling of some treasures we've discovered.

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Newspaper Collections

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Newspaper Microfilm Collection

Chicago History Museum

Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

Newspaper Digitization

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (University of Illinois Library)

National Digital Newspaper Program

Chronicling America

International Coalition on Newspapers

(list of newspaper digitization projects worldwide).


Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois

Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET)


Preservation Microfilming Vendors

Heritage Archives

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

Northern Micrographics

OCLC Preservation Services

Preservation Microfilming Resources

Preserving Newspapers (Library of Congress)

Microfilm and Microfiche (NEDCC)

Preservation microfilming: a guide for librarians and archivists

RLG preservation microfilming handbook


National Endowment for the Humanities

Library of Congress


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Chicago History Museum

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

INP Publicity

Illinois Newspapers: Preparing Our Past for the Future: Presentation at the annual conference of the Reaching Forward South Conference for Library Staff, Springfield, IL. (October 3, 2008)

Preparing Our Past for the Future: Newspaper Preservation and Digitization at the University of Illinois: Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Library Association, Chicago, IL. (September 25, 2008)

INP Informational Flyer [PDF] (2008)

The Sentinel, Centralia, Illinois (Sunday, April 22, 2007)

Newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois (July-September 2006)

Early Ottawa newspapers to be digitized

Deborah Thomas - Headlines, History, and Hats: American Historical Newspapers and Chronicling America

Exploring the U of I Library’s New Digital Newspaper Collections

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