Scope and Content
The primary purpose of this project is to preserve and provide access to over 100 years of student outlook on life at Illinois Wesleyan University. The images here have been scanned from original Argus newspapers held in the Tate Archives and Special Collections at The Ames Library. We concurrently created preservation microfilm copies and an additional copy, derived from the scan, of each issue in its original size, on acid-free paper.
The Argus files presented here are image-only and do not allow full-text searching. Therefore, we are creating search term lists by hand. These lists fall into the categories of people's names, campus building names, organization names, and major subjects of articles. Within these general categories, we follow specific criteria for extracting search terms manually.
However, all issues are loaded and available for viewing under the Dates list on the Search and Browse page.
The Argus has been scanned at 600 dpi on a NM1000-SS scanner by Northern Micrographics, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The files were saved in TIFF format for archival purposes and converted to PDF images. Thumbnail images were created from the PDFs and all files were loaded onto a server by Illinois Wesleyan University archives' staff members. Archives' staff are responsible for extracting and entering indexing terms into the collection interface. Search and browse capabilities are available through Greenstone Digital Library Software with design implementation and technical support provided by Illinois Wesleyan University Information Technology staff.
We welcome feedback on this site; please contact the Tate Archives & Special Collections for further assistance.