The month of May at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is most notable for Mom’s Weekend and campus commencement celebrations, but one campus tradition of yore, the annual May Fete, was an event enjoyed by both mothers and graduating seniors. The May Fete was founded in 1899 when a group of 24 women students…[read more]
The Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) identifies, preserves, and digitizes Illinois newspapers. We also help researchers locate the Illinois newspapers they need. The INP is an initiative of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library and the Preservation Services Unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE INP?
Updates were recently made to the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Users of the IDNC will notice an improved image view, pagination under each image, permanent links for issues, and updates to text correcting. [read more]
Users of the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (IDNC), particularly locals or those with ties to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, may be acutely aware of the infamous gap in availability of Daily Illini issues from 1976 to 1992. The Illinois Newspaper Project is thrilled to announce that, as of this week, previously undigitized issues of UIUC’s student newspaper are now available in the IDNC for research. [read more]
Check out the digital flyers to learn more about the history of the Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) and the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), and learn about the current opportunity to nominate newspapers for a chance to be made freely available online. Also includes a registration link for an upcoming information session on September 5. [read more]
Do you know of a historic Illinois newspaper that you think should be digitized and made freely available online? The Illinois Newspaper Project is pleased to announce a proposal-based process for selecting Illinois newspapers for digitization…[read more]
We are delighted to announce that we’ve received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) again in 2022-2024…[read more]