Northern Star Digitization Process

Recently digitized issues of the “Northern Illinois,” now known as the campus newspaper “Northern Star,” are providing a link to local history. Learn more about the digitization process of the newspaper, a project led by the Special Collections and Archives department through Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library.

The digital versions are available through NIU’s Digital Library. Editions from 1899 through the 1920s will be available to access online this spring, while the remaining publications created through 1997 will be available this fall. The papers are being digitized from microfilm.

Bradley Wiles, MA, MLIS, associate professor and department head, will present on the digitization process, interesting discoveries made while viewing the papers, and other projects the department is working on. Wiles has worked in a variety of archives and library settings for more than fifteen years.

For more information, call 815-756-7904, visit or visit J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center on Facebook.


Apr 23 2023


12:00 pm


Glidden Homestead and Visitor Center
921 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL, USA