News of Yesteryear

 

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.

 

Newspapers of Elgin, Illinois
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The Elgin Advocate

  1873 - February 22, September 6
  1875 - May 8
  1881 - January 1 and 15
  1883 - December 22 

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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 - January 1 through December 31;
  1886 - January 1 through December 31

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The (Elgin) Daily News

  1877 -  7 issues
  1878 -  4 issues
  1879 -  4 issues
  1880 -  3 issues

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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 31

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Elgin Every Saturday

  1884 - November 15 and 22, December 6 and 27
  1885 - January 31
  1886 - April 3
  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 - May 24, September 27
  1869 - February 4, February 11, February 25
  1872 - April 6
  1873 - February 22

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Elgin Weekly Frank

  1882 - January through December


 

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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 - January 8 through December 10
  1863 - January 7 through December 30
  1864 - January 6 through November 30
  1865 - February and May 24

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