Welcome to the Crandon Public Library Digital Newspaper Archive

The Crandon Public Library Digital Newspaper Archives are made possible by a 2017 grant from the Crandon Public Library Foundation

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Newspapers currently included in the digital archives include The Forest Republican, The Forest Echo, Northern Citizen, Forest Leaves, North Crandon Reporter, and the Forest County Chief, with dates of coverage ranging from 1885 – 1926.

Future plans to digitize 1927 to the year 1995 are in the works.  Currently we have 43 more rolls of microfilm to convert. It costs approximately $100 to convert one roll of microfilm. Please consider donating to this project.  Donations can be as small as $5.00 or as large as you wish.

To contribute to this important project please donate below, or download a donation form.

Tips for searching the archives

The newspaper pages within our archives have been indexed using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). This means that a computer has tried to identify the words on each page.  When the scan from the microfilm roll was clean and in good condition, this process is accurate and more than likely you’ll be able to find what you are looking for.  However, for older papers or other papers where microfilm scan is less clear, the OCR processing may miss important words or read them incorrectly.

Example:  When I searched for “Geneva Kincaid” this article appeared.  However, when I search for “Wm. Plummer” this article does NOT appear within the search results.  Be creative when searching!  For more information about creative ideas when searching OCR, please read “8 Ways to Overcome OCR Errors when Searching Newspapers

There are some excellent help resources available within the newspaper archives site as well.  






Other Links of Interest

Local History Room Archives
Forest County Spy : our Local History blog
Local History Obituary Index
City of Crandon 1909 Census

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our local history holdings.