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.

Technical Specifications

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.



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