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. Enter your query into the search box above to search the collection. Use Advanced Search to search by year or date. Click below to browse the full collection.
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