Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

About the Collections

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.

There are five collections on this site:

These collections contain 251,254 issues from 249 newspapers

On this day

Bureau County Tribune 25 May 1894

Content Statement

The items in the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language. The Library condemns discrimination and hatred on any grounds. As a research library that supports the mission and values of this land grant institution, it is incumbent upon the University Library to preserve, describe, and provide access to materials to accurately document our past, support learning about it, and effect change in the present. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement, we do not censor our materials or prevent patrons from accessing them.

If you have questions regarding this statement or any content in the Library’s digital collections, please contact idnc@library.illinois.edu.

American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement https://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/freedomreadstatement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at the University Library https://www.library.illinois.edu/geninfo/deia/

About the Collections

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.

There are five collections on this site:

These collections contain 251,254 issues from 249 newspapers

Get Involved

Help Digitize Newspapers

Only a small fraction of the state’s newspaper heritage has been digitized. The cost of newspaper digitization is approximately $1 per page. A $5, $15, or $25 contribution will help us fund the cost of digitizing more newspapers for free online access. Please click the Make a Gift button and specify that your donation is supporting the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library, which builds and maintains the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections.

Make a Gift

Help with Text Correction

The newspapers in the collections are searchable because of computer-generated text that underlies the page images. This computer-generated text is far from perfect! You can help improve the accuracy of keyword searches by correcting errors. Thanks to the hard work of volunteer text-correctors, more than a million lines of text have been corrected so far.

Top text correctors

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To learn more about how to help correct newspaper text, click here. To see more text correction statistics, click here

Acknowledgements

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections is supported in part by the donors and grant agencies listed here