The Argus Digital Collection
Scope and Content
The primary purpose of this project was 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.
Argus issues from 1894-2003 were 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
from which optical character recognition program was subsequently run in order to
create searchable text.
We welcome feedback on this site; please contact the Tate Archives & Special Collections for further assistance.