IDNC adds previously undigitized Daily Illini issues


Sketch of woman reading a newspaper.
Ad for the Daily Illini, 1978.

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 thrilled to announce that, as of this week, previously undigitized issues of UIUC’s student newspaper are now available in the IDNC for research. A big thanks goes to the many people involved in this project!

With the addition of this content, users can now access issues all filmed Daily Illini issues from 1874 to 2010. That’s 23,320 issues!

You can now read issues of the DI up to August 2010 online:

And, in honor of UIUC’s Homecoming Week, here are a few homecoming-related clippings from the latest batch of DI issues:

Map of Homecoming Parade, 1982
Map of Homecoming Parade, 1982
Flyer for Homecoming show, 1978
Ad for Homecoming activities, 1978
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