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What can you learn about a university from its student newspaper? Certainly it will capture the spirit of the time, the passions of the community, and of course, coverage of gridiron heroes. The Decaturian is one such fine daily and it documented life at Milliken University for many decades. This digital collection brings together issues from 1903 to 1951 and is a rich repository of information about life in central Illinois. The funds for this project came from a grant provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and visitors can perform a search across all of the issues here. New visitors may wish to start their exploration with the March 1906 issue, which features a timely meditation on the academic experience titled, "The Value of Collateral Subjects."
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Date of Scout Publication 2014-02-28
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