The University Archives and Records Management have partnered in an ongoing project to digitize historic issues of the Daily Egyptian newspaper for online access. The collection is available through the institutional repository OpenSIUC at this location . The collection will include the predecessors Normal Gazette (1888-1889), and the monthly-turned-weekly Egyptian (1916-1963), before the newspaper became a daily in 1963. The collection provides a rich source of Southern Illinois University history and culture.
The newspapers are being digitized from University Archives microfilm which is the only known source. They are available in PDF format. Because the film quality varies, portions of some issues may be difficult to read.
The Daily Egyptian has granted permission for this project.