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Historical Advance Titans now Online

Polk Library has partnered with NewspaperArchive to make historical campus news available online. Now, more than 110 years of content from the Advance and Advance-Titan newspapers can be easily searched with keywords and dates.

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University Archivist, Joshua Ranger, sees plenty of academic and administrative uses for the resource. University offices, especially the Alumni Office, now have an unprecedented level of access to stories about former students and staff, helping them to form even greater ties to the individuals who once called the University home. Students, attempting to gain a better understanding of campus history, have a convenient and accessible resource as well.

In addition, the existence of the digital images allows the University Archives to “retire” the print versions so that they can be better preserved. Access to the historical content can be

Paid for through the student technology fund, the campus newspapers are part of the larger NewspaperArchive database where researchers can search the Advance-Titan along with the Oshkosh Northwestern for more detailed coverage of campus news. Go to the NewspaperArchive link on the library’s homepage to access the database.

Researchers can also access just the school’s papers alone via a free, stand-alone link:

http://forrestpolk.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx

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Ranger, Joshua P on December 06, 2012
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