The Vidette Digital Archives
Illinois State University’s Historic Student Newspaper
About this collection
The Vidette Newspaper Archive at Milner Library holds the digitized pages of the campus newspaper of Illinois State University. The archive currently holds approximately ninety-three volumes covering issues from the first edition in February 1888 to February 1990 with additional volumes planned for inclusion. The entire run of The Vidette can be found both in microfilm and physical formats at Milner Library.
Why are some articles missing from the 1980s issues?
These issues contain licensed content created by news agencies such as United Press International (UPI), College Press Service (CPS), and the Associated Press (AP). The agencies retain the copyright for these articles and have not given permission for them to be republished online. Paper and microfilm copies of all issues of The Vidette as they originally appeared in print are available for in-building use at Milner Library. To request unredacted digital format pages for personal research purposes, please fill out a digitization request form.