Illinois Wesleyan University Student and Alumni News Periodicals (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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Argus Archives

About this Collection

Collection Description

This collection consists of The Argus and ten earlier titles published by students and alumni of Illinois Wesleyan University. These records hold the opinions and artistry of students, alumni, faculty and administrators in the form of news about campus events, orations and essays spanning nearly every year from 1870 to the present. Not every issue from every title survives today, and it is not known if every title ever published by students is even accounted for, but this collection of digitized publications offers insights into campus life at IWU as well as the personal lives of its people.

We have no other information on the titles published from 1870-1894 except for what is available here. However, we do know that all Argus volumes published from the Fall semester of 1894 through the present day are available with these few exceptions:

  • • We are missing volume 39 issues 21 and 23 in 1933, volume 40 issue 31 in 1934, and all issues in volume 29 (fall 1922 to spring 1923).

If you have copies of any of these issues and you are willing to loan them to the project for several months, please contact Tate Archives & Special Collections at or 309-556-1538.

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We gratefully acknowledge funding received for digital imaging of all Argus volumes from 1894-2003 through grants awarded by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Ames Library funded digital imaging of all other publications contained here as well as the work involved in making the entire collection of Argus issues searchable. The Illinois State Library lists this work and collections from many other Illinois institutions in the Illinois Digital Archives database.