News of Yesteryear

Gail Borden Library holds a large collection of historic microfilmed newspapers, dating from as early as 1850.  Shown below are those issues that are currently available in a digital format. Follow the links to view or download these editions.

 
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The Elgin Advocate

  1873 - February 22, September 6
  1875 - May 8

  1876 - entire year
 
 1878 - entire year

  1879 - entire year
  1880 - entire year
  1881 - entire year
  1882 - entire year
  1883 - entire year
  1884 - entire year
  1885 - entire year
  1886 - entire year
  1887 - entire year
  1888 - entire year
  1889 - entire year     

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The Elgin Business Mirror

  1865 - May 12
 

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The Elgin Daily Courier

  1884 - March 18 through December 31;
  1885 - entire year
  1886 - entire year
 
 1887 - entire year
 
 1888 - entire year

  1889 - entire year

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The (Elgin) Daily News

  1877 -  entire year
  1878 -  entire year
  1879 -  January 23, May 3, July - December
  1880 -  3 issues
 
 1882 - partial year
 
 1883 - entire year
 
 1884 - entire year

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The Elgin Daily Frank

  1882 - February 1 through March 31
  1882 - April 1 through May 31
  1882 - June 1 through July 6

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(Elgin) Every Saturday

  1884 - April through December
  1885 - entire year
  1886 - April 3
  1887 - entire year
  1888 - entire year
  1889 - entire year
  1899 - December 30 - (final issue)

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The Elgin Gazette

  1850 - August 10, October 19, December 28
  1851 - January 18 and 25, April 19, May 17,
             June 21

  1856 - June 18, October 22
  1857 - January 21, February 4
  1858 - February 27, December 31
  1860 - partial year
  1861 - partial year
  1869 - February 4, February 11, February 25
  1872 - April 6
  1873 - February 22

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Elgin Weekly Frank

  1882 - entire year


 

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The Fox River Courier

  1851 - August 16, November 1 and 12, 
            September 20
  1852 - April 7
 

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The Illinois Weekly Palladium

  1853 - October 27
  1854 - February 2, September 14
  1855 - April 19, November 1

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Second District Democrat

  1863 - September 16 and 23, October 7 and 14
  1864 - March 16, 23, 30 and July 27
 

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Valley Chronicle

  1884 - November 28

 

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The Weekly Gazette

  1861 - May 16 through December 25
  1862 - entire year
  1863 - entire year
  1864 - January 6 through November 30
  1865 - February and May 24

                     *The digitization process is ongoing, so please check back frequently for new additions.