As part of greater effort to digitally archive the past 143 years of The Argus, the company ArcaSearch completed the first leg of the project this summer. Issues from the newspaper’s beginning in June 1868 up to June 1892 are now available for online viewing through ArcaSearch.

The digitized issues are in PDF format and are open to the public. The contents of the issues, including advertisements, are fully searchable. The project is a collaboration between The Argus and the University’s Special Collections and Archives and made possible with a grant from the Wesleyan Student Assembly’s Campus Initiatives Fund from last year.

Digitization of future decades will proceed once more funding is identified and secured.

To peruse through the newly digitalized archives yourself, visit

  • Castro

    The interface on ArcaSearch is clunky, and the search function is near useless. Can that be improved? If not, a lot of effort is going to be wasted.