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Drake University Student Newspapers (Times-Delphic)

In 1884, two students, three faculty members and an alumnus joined together to produce Drake University’s first student newspaper, the Drake Delphic. Over the past 125+ years, the students of Drake have continued to publish a newspaper, documenting news and events for the Drake and Des Moines communities. Cowles Library has a nearly complete collection of these newspapers, and we are happy to present them here online for the first time.

Using scanning equipment and optical character recognition (OCR) software, Cowles Library has made this collection completely keyword searchable. At this time, the collection is far from complete. Our initial offering is made up of publications from the 1930s and the 1960s. We will continue to add publications as we process them, and we look forward to presenting this collection in full.

Are you interested in seeing a year we have yet to bring up online? Let us know, and we’ll see what we can do.

Picture of the Student Paper

Drake University Student Newspapers

Search tips: If you are searching using Exact Phrase Search and don’t find what you are looking for, try broadening your search using Search All Words. Please also note that OCR technology is not perfect, and not all of our microfilm images are pretty. This means some words have not been accurately recognized and will not turn up in your search. If you don’t find what you are looking for, you may want to browse issues by date.

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1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1987

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