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New issues and titles added to the IDNC

The IDNC recently added new digitized titles, including: The Ava Citizen (Ava, Ill.) 21 December 1917 – 29 March 1946 (1296 issues) First digitized newspaper from Jackson County! The Galena Advertiser (Galena, Upper Mississippi Lead Mines, Ill.) 1829-1830 20 July 1829 – 17 May 1830 38 issues The Galenian (Galena, Upper Mississippi Lead Mines, Ill.) […]

Spanish Influenza vs. COVID-19

Imagine being able to sit down with the Surgeon General of the United States during the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918 and a top doctor from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the current COVID-19 crisis at the same time and ask them a few questions about the pandemic du jour. Well, […]

Advisory board selects newspapers for digitization

The Illinois Newspaper Project is thrilled to announce that the advisory board has selected the following newspapers for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) digitization grant:   Canton Weekly register (Canton, Ill.) 1852-1914 The citizen / Irish news and Chicago citizen / The Chicago citizen (Chicago, Ill.), 1882-1928 The Du Quoin tribune (Du Quoin, Ill.), […]