Illinois Newspaper Project Interviews James P. Danky

by Jerilyn P. Tinio  |  Published: February 29, 2020     In 2019, James P. Danky received the American Journalism Historians Association’s Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award for his 40 years spent expanding and diversifying serial collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Danky is editor of the indispensable reference tool, African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Cambridge: […]

INP Wishlist

The INP Wishlist is a list of Illinois newspapers that have existed during some point in the past. INP staff compiled this list using county histories and historical newspaper bibliographies. Though we have had success finding many historical Illinois newspaper titles, we have been unable to find them all. Please contact us if you information […]

Preservation Microfilming

To date, the INP has microfilmed the following 471 titles. All film is available via Interlibrary Loan from UIUC Library. Visit our Preserve Newspapers page for more information on INP preservation microfilming. Title City County Dates Microfilmed 1.  Abendblatt (Chicago, Ill.) Chicago ,  IL Cook <1894:10:24-1899:7:27> 2.  Abendblatt der Illinois Staats-zeitung Chicago,  IL Cook <1893:3:27-12:31> <1894:1:4-10:23> 3.  Abingdon […]

A Brief History of Newspapers in Illinois

Newspapers have played an important role in Illinois history since their introduction four years prior to statehood. In 1813, Matthew Duncan, a friend of Illinois Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards, secured a contract to print the first edition of the Illinois Territorial Laws. In 1814, Duncan began publishing the Illinois Herald at Kaskaskia, subsequently the state’s […]