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 […]