In memory of WSU History Professor Alex Yard: The faculty and staff at the Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University are pleased to make available an online historical archive of the Chicago Tribune Newspaper for April 23, 1849-December 31, 1985.

Alex was a dedicated teacher of American labor history and East Asian history. He inspired students, professors, and the community with his humor and intellect. As President of the Inter Faculty Organization union, Alex supported a special funding initiative for Minnesota academic libraries through the State Legislature. This funding has made special projects and resources available such as the Winona Daily Newspaper Project, the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive, and WSU river related materials collection. The WSU community was fortunate to have known him.

Alex Yard catching a fish

Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper 1849-1985


The Historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1985) archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

  • Trace the development of Chicago and the Midwest.
  • Study United States labor history.
  • Read about Jane Adams, a prominent American social reformer and founder of the settlement house movement.
  • Track Chicago's progressive legacy as it promoted social and political reform.

Note: The Chicago Tribune for 1985 to the present is available through the Proquest Newsstand Database.

Access to this database is available for the WSU community and also WSU Library walk-in usage. If you have questions about this project please feel free to contact the Acquisitions Librarian, Joe Mount (507-457-5147).