Digital Collections

Winona State Krueger Library's Digital Collections include music, newspapers, yearbooks, and photographs. We are always looking for ways to build new, exciting options for digital collections.


Access the Collections

Explore all the OpenRiver digital collections, or dive into a particular collection with the links below.

OpenRiver is a digital repository for the scholarly and creative output of Winona State University and southeast Minnesota. The collections are coordinated by the Darrell W. Krueger Library. OpenRiver's collections contain a range of items such as photographs, yearbooks, newspapers, oral history videos and audio recordings, theses, dissertations, capstones, course catalogs, periodicals, journals, alumni magazines, and more.

WSU Digital Sound Collection provides access to the library's CDs through a streaming online services. These music tracks are only available on campus.

Look for the "click here to access" links to listen.

Find Digital Sound/music through the library’s catalog, advanced search page (narrow your search by selecting the “Digital Sound Collection” from the Collection).

Music not yet in the catalog is still available for online streaming.

The Winona Republican-Herald, 10/28/1939. Front Page.
The Winona City Newspaper Database is a collection of the issues from Winona Argus (1855-1957), the Winona Daily Republican (1860-1901), the Winona Republican-Herald (1905-1954) and The Winona Daily News (1954-1976). We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser when using this database. 

Pictured: Cindy Jones. The Winonan, 2/16/1968. Front page.

The Winonan is the official student newspaper. The WSU student newspapers are available in its various titles from since 1915: Winonan Online: WSU Student Newspaper

Winona Normal School students by Lake Winona 1900 

This is a collection of digitized historic photographs of Winona State University and the surrounding community. The bulk of the photographs date from the 1800s to the 1970s. 

This collection is accessible in two ways:

1) The full WSU Photograph collections is available through OpenRiver: A Digital Repository of Southeast Minnesota .

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2) A smaller subset of the collection is available through the Minnesota Digital Library

Please contact Russ Dennison at with questions or for more information.