University Archives Completes Digitization Project of Student Newspaper

August 13, 2018 |

Mankato, Minn. – As Minnesota State University, Mankato celebrates its sesquicentennial, University Archives at Minnesota State Mankato announced it has completed a five-year digitization project of the University’s student newspaper, The Reporter.

All of the University’s student newspapers, from 1926 to present, are now freely available to the public at

Student newspapers, including The Reporter, include summaries of school activities (sports, clubs, classes, etc.), news of the day, articles on a variety of subjects, social events (dances, happenings around town, life in the dorms, etc.) and other topics of interest to the students.

They also include advertisements from many area businesses and provide a unique look at the history of the university and the Mankato area. The material is now more widely accessible to alumni, researchers, current students and staff, genealogists and all Minnesotans.

For more information about this project, please contact Daardi Sizemore, interim dean of Library Services, at 507-389-1029 or send an email to

This project was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. In addition, the University Archives collaborated with the Minnesota State University, Mankato Reporter offices to include born-digital issues to ARCH: University Archives Digital Collections.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.