Digital Initiatives

Over the past several years, the Darrell W. Krueger Library has made efforts to digitize portions of its collections. These digital initiatives provide easy access to pieces of Winona and Winona State history through the Winona Newspaper Archive, The Winonan Student Newspaper Archive and Wenonah Yearbooks collection. Krueger Library has also made music, art and photograph collections available online for research purposes and public use.


The use of WSU digital collections is subject to U.S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) and international copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply. The collections are intended for personal, educational and scholarly use and are not intended for commercial publication, broadcast or display unless specific permissions have been obtained through Winona State University.

Please contact Russ Dennison at for questions about the archives. Contact Kendall Larson at for questions regarding digital collections.

Users should be aware that materials made available directly through this website may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to copyright and the rights of privacy and publicity of parties other than WSU. Users are solely responsible for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any other permissions, and paying associated fees, which may be necessary for the proposed use.

The Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University is pleased to make available an online archive of three late 19th century and early 20th century Winona newspapers. This archive includes available issues of the Winona Argus, the Winona Daily Republican and the Winona Republican Herald. The archive includes issues up to 1976 and includes over 150,000 pages of text.

The newspapers can be read page-by-page, issue-by-issue or searched by keyword. Please note, however, that due to the poor quality of the original, some pages are difficult to read and keyword searching may not find every occurrence of a word. Also, not all issues were available for digitization. For example, this project does not provide full coverage for the Winona Argus due to limited issue availability in the microfilm format.

Winona State University wishes to thank the Minnesota Historical Society for their financial assistance and logistical support. Additionally, the staff at the Winona County Historical Society provided valuable advice and assisted us with understanding the historical record.

If you have questions about this project please feel free to contact the WSU Research Help Desk, the coordinator of the project or WSU Acquisitions Librarian Kendall Larson at

The Winonan is the official student newspaper written, edited and published by the students of Winona State University. The online archive covers newspapers from 1921-2011.


The Wenonah Yearbooks digital collection is a rich resource of sixty-three yearbooks from Winona State University's history. The following dates are available: 1901, 1911-1971, 1973, 1974 and 1976. 

Music CDs from the WSU collection have been digitized. The streamed music from these CDs is available only on campus (or using VPN) through the library's catalog. Music not yet in the catalog is still available for online streaming.

For Music Collection or Music liaison questions contact Allison Quam. For any questions concerning the process and digitization of the Music Collection contact Kendall Larson.

A subset of these photographs were digitized by the Minnesota Digital Library. This subset can also be found in the Minnesota Reflections collections.

Winona Currents Magazine is published by Winona State University’s Division of University Advancement and is distributed to more than 40,000 alumni and friends of Winona State University. Winona Currents is copyrighted material. Articles may be reprinted with permission.

The University Publications official version of Winona Currents is available online. Comments on this publication should be mailed to WSU University Advancement, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987-5838 or emailed to:



Winona State University has a variety of art in public locations. The WSU Art Collection includes art objects owned by WSU such as donations, the Percent for Art purchased by state law for new buildings, and faculty and student work.