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Newspapers Collection

Identifier: RG02.0011.001

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Scope and Contents

Five student-produced newspaper titles: The Daily Iowan, the University Reporter, the Vidette, the Vidette-Reporter, and the University Mirror. The Daily Iowan, which began publishing under this name in September 21, 1901, was preceded by four other student-produced newspapers: the University Reporter (1868-81), the Vidette (1879-81), the Vidette-Reporter (1881-1901), and the University Mirror (1888). Back issues of the Daily Iowan and its predecessor publications are available online as part of the Iowa Digital Library. This digital collection spans 1868 to the current year and is searchable by date. See the back issues here: Back issues of the Daily Iowan are also available on microfilm in Media Services of the Main Library. In addition, the Archives maintains bound volumes of all five titles; issues may be researched by date of publication. A portion of the Archives' set of the Daily Iowan is closed for research due to fragile condition. A card index of the University Reporter and the Vidette-Reporter is maintained by the Archives; limited indexing of the Daily Iowan is available at the Iowa City Public Library. Both indexes are searchable by name and subject.


  • Creation: 1868-



81.00 Linear Feet

David McCartney
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242