The Daily Iowan Newspaper Archive

 

I read an interesting article about a newly formed digital archive of the Daily Iowan. The article was written on October 31, 2011 by Chastity Dillard. Four years ago, the Daily Iowan newspaper and the librarians at the University of Iowa Library formed a partnership to digitize the Daily Iowan newspaper. Librarians digitized over 400 volumes and 750,000 image files to provide greater access to history which starts as far back as 1868. UI Libraries Archivist David McCartney said “I’m really glad to see this project come to fruition. We are delighted that this is available online and for our researchers. It’s a tremendous resource for anyone looking for university issues and also community history.” McCartney said the DI is one of the most consulted archives the UI Libraries offers. With the exception of two periods — the fall of 1918 and summer of 1984 — the archive is a complete set, he said. The article in the Daily Iowan can be found at http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/10/31/Metro/25729.html. The archive is searchable and found at http://dailyiowan.lib.uiowa.edu/

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