Obtaining Copies of Old Newspaper Articles

The Carlyle library has copies of old newspapers on microfilm.  Their printer can send a copy of the article to you by email, or you can down load to your own disk or you can make a paper copy.  Cost is 50 cents.  

The Carlyle newspaper office only has the original papers which are very brittle and they prefer not to use the papers much.

The State of Illinois has a copy of the same microfiched newspapers and they offer printing service. They offer look up services and their prices are listed.  You may also borrow the microfilm on interlibrary loan through your local library and do your own searching, this is wonderful background reading.  

Information is at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, "Microfilm and Newspapers".

They say to make sure the newspaper is listed in the "Newspapers in the Illinois Library," 1994.  Those Clinton County newspapers that are listed in that publication are listed below. 

If none of the above methods appeal to you, send an email to  and tell her what you want including the date of the event.  She doesn't have search capability there.  She often makes trips to the library every few weeks.  Please consider offering to reimburse her for her costs.


Breese

Breese Journal
Sep 29, 1938 – 1964
1968 through current

Trenton

Clinton County News: 1967 – 1969

Courier: Dec 12, 1873

Sun: Nov 6, 1952;
June 23- July 7, some issues missing Dec 8, 1955-1965,
1968 to current

Carlyle

Clinton County Pionier (German):  First issue, some issues missing, Feb 1874 - 1877

Clinton Vindicator: First issue Sep 1867 – May 12, 1868 Last issue.

Constitution & Union:
Feb 11-25, 1865
May 12, Oct 6, 1866
Aug 17-24, 1867
Jan 3-11, Mar 14, May 9, 1868-1869
May 31, Aug 16, 1870
Nov 30, 1871
Some issues missing 1873 – 1881
1884 – 1894 Last issue

New name: Constitution:
First issue 1895 – 1914
Some issues missing 1915,
1916 – 1918
1920
1922-1926
1928

Democrat (I): Dec 24, 1897, Sep 20, 1901

Democrat (II): June 1, 1939; Jan 18, 1962

Sud Illinois Zeitung (German): some issues missing: Jul 16, 1881 – Jul 1884

Union Banner: Beacon: first issue Nov 17, 1843; Feb 2-9, 1844, then new name:

Truth Teller: Nov 1, 1844, Jan 27, Jul 11, 1845, then new name:

Age of Progress:
May 3, Aug 23 - Sep 13, 1853
May 6, Sep 6-13, 27. Oct 11, 1854 then new name:

Calumet of Peace:
some issues missing Mar 17, 1855 to Mar 7, 1857;
Jan 1, May 8, Oct 9, 1858, then new name:

Reveille:
Aug 6, 1859; some issues missing Jan 12 – Jul; Aug 2 – 9,
Some issues missing Sep 11, 1860 – May 1863, last issue, then new name:

Union Banner:
First issue: Some missing: June 11 – Dec 1863;
Some issues missing: 1865-1869
Apr 1870
Some issues missing 1871 – Mar 19, 1874,
Jun, Jul 9, Aug 6, Nov 19, Dec 1874
Jan 21, Apr 22, Jun 10, Jul 8, 22-29, Aug 12, Oct 28, 1875
Apr 20, May 4-11, Jun 15-22, 1876
Some issues missing Jan – Sep 20; Nov 22, Dec 1877
Sep 5, Some issues missing Nov 28, 1878 – Jun 19, 1879
1883 – Dec 4, 1884
1887 – 1888
Apr 30, 1890 – 1891
Jul 7, 1899
1901
Oct 10, 1902<br>
1904-1910
1912 to current

Zeitung (German): Aug 10, 1860

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