Our Work

​ The Clarke Library’s work preserving Michigan’s newspapers preceded the Michigan Newspaper Project by more than a generation.  In 1967 the Clarke Library began microfilming newspapers. To date, the library has preserved over five million newspaper pages on more than 5,700 reels of microfilm. More recently the Clarke Library acquired the capacity to digitize previously microfilmed newspapers and place the digital images online in a fully searchable format. Much of this work can be found at CMU’s online digital repository CONDOR (Link to http://condor.cmich.edu/)   Both through the federally-funded Michigan Newspaper Project and using other funding sources, the Clarke Library continues the important work of preserving on microfilm and digitizing Michigan newspapers.