New issues and titles in the IDNC: June 2024

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections continues to grow! Our team has just added three new titles, as well as additional issues to an existing title, to the IDNC. With this latest batch, we’ve added one new county (Morgan County) to our coverage map. Exciting stuff! (See the full coverage map on our homepage: New […]

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.) […]

Updates and new titles added to the IDNC

Updates were recently made to the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Users of the IDNC will notice: An improved image viewer The Open Sea Dragon viewer is faster and more responsive. Try for yourself! Pagination now exhibited underneath each image Helpful when viewing larger newspapers with several pages. Permanent links for each issue is now available […]

IDNC adds previously undigitized Daily Illini issues

  Daily Illini issues from 1976 to 1992 now in the IDNC 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 […]

Learn more about the INP and the NDNP Digitization Opportunity

Check out the digital flyers to learn more about the history of the Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) and the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Also learn about the current opportunity to nominate newspapers for a chance to be made freely available online. Click on either image to open the full flyer PDF.   Interested in […]

Opportunity to participate: nominate a newspaper to be digitized and made freely available for research!

The Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) is now accepting nominations for newspapers to be digitized as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. All Illinois cultural heritage institutions (including libraries, museums, archives, and historical and genealogical societies) are invited to nominate newspapers on microfilm […]

Using the IDNC: May Fetes and the “Triumph of Spring” at the University of Illinois

  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 […]