Harmful Content Statement

The items in the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are digital facsimiles of historical documents, some of which were written with views and language that are outdated, biased, and harmful. The University of Illinois Libraries condemn discrimination and hatred on any grounds, including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of bigotry. But it is also important to preserve a record of these views, in order to accurately understand and learn from our past and effect change in the present. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement, we do not censor our records or prevent people from accessing them. However, we strive to not reproduce harmful language in our contextual materials, and will only do so if it is the name of a publication. If you have questions about this statement or any of the content please contact idnc@library.illinois.edu.