Are you looking for Royal Purple articles from the past? Andersen Library has been working to create an index to Royal Purple articles, and while this is an ongoing project, you can search what’s been done so far. The index is on the Library’s alphabetical listing of databases.
Alas, since it is only an index, the articles themselves are not included. How do you get them? Andersen Library keeps issues of the Royal Purple to preserve that piece of campus history. The most recent year’s issues are on the newspaper shelves on the first floor. Available in microfilm format in the first-floor microforms room are issues from 1908 (March) – 1998 (May). Special Collections (room L1230) has print copies of the paper going back to 1901, but that area on the Library’s first floor has limited hours.
Aren’t there any online articles?
The Royal Purple itself maintains its current content online. There is also a site called Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site, which is on Andersen Library’s database list. This handy resource, provided by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, provides access to daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting with 2005 content but with an embargo of the last 60 days (content may or may not be comprehensive, however). Once in the database, click on the “Click Here to Access Our Archives” bar. Then to get to Royal Purple content, click “Filter By,” “Newspaper,” and select “Whitewater: UW-Whitewater” in the “All Newspapers” drop-down list. Add a search, such as haunted and then enjoy some RP articles online!
If you have questions about identifying and finding RP articles, please ask a librarian.