On June 15, 2020, the Champaign County Historical Archives of The Urbana Free Library became the new home for the News-Gazette's archival holdings. The collection contains subject and name files, newspaper clippings, photographs, administrative papers, and promotional materials.

The Library is also home to the records and manuscripts of former News-Gazette owner Marajen Stevick Chinigo. 

photograph of file cabinets  photograph of a newspaper clipping envelope

People Clippings Index (last updated April 7, 2024)

People Clippings Index - Boxes 1-80

Archives staff and volunteers are working on an index to the people clippings files. We are updating our online index regularly as we progress.

Subject Clippings Index

Completed Inactive Subject Clippings Index 

*Note: subject headings are listed as they appear in the original News-Gazette clippings files, which were archived starting in 1945. These headings may contain outdated terminology. These headings have not been altered in the spirit of the archival principle of provenance. 

Champaign County Digital Newspapers Collection 

Archives staff have scanned a limited number of newspaper clippings that can be accessed online through our Digital Newspapers Collection. We expect this collection to grow, so check back often!

Using the collection

Staff can search the files by name or subject and pull those files for viewing at the Champaign County Historical Archives. If you are interested in viewing these materials, call 217-367-4025 or email archives@urbanafree.org. Allow 48 hours for retrieval.

See our How to Order Copies page for details if you cannot make it to the Library.