In 1980, we created an outreach service called the Indiana Newspaper Project to help preserve our oldest newspapers from repositories all over the state. During the years 1988 to 1991 and 1993 to 1996, we participated in the United States Newspaper Program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2006, we drew these activities to a close due to advances in digital technology in the newspaper field.
We have in our collection more than 1,200 titles comprising of over 9 million pages of Indiana newspapers. More than 19,000 reels of film are available for purchase by the public and libraries for research purposes.
In 2011, IHS entered into a contract with Newspaper Archive to digitize more than 2.5 million images from the Indiana Newspaper Project and make them available on a website co-hosted and supported by Newspaper Archive.
All pre-1924 newspaper on microfilm is now digitized and available for online research at our William H. Smith Memorial Library at no cost. For remote researchers, subscription to Newspaper Archive is available at www.newspaperarchive.com. All pre- and post-1924 Indiana Newspaper Project microfilm is still available for sale through the Preservation Imaging Department.Microfilm Order Form
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