Valparaiso University Archives and Special Collections announces archived issues of The Torch, the oldest and longest-running student-published newspaper at Valpo, are now online and freely available to the public.

“The digitization of The Torch, along with other unique special collections and rare books held by the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources available at, provides alumni, faculty and students of Valparaiso University with easy Internet access to the heritage and history of this vibrant and active institution now and for years to come,” said Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D., dean of library services.

The collection, digitized from University Archives and Special Collections’ microfilm, covers the years 1914–1992. The Torch is a recipient of multiple Indiana College Weekly of the Year awards.

Visit to access archived issues of The Torch.

Valparaiso University Digital Collections showcases digitized versions of materials held in University Archives, Special Collections and Rare Books that are of historical significance to the University and/or interest to Lutheran scholars. Valpo also offers access to University yearbooks (1911–2005) and student ledger accounts (1895–1919) for genealogical or historical research at, among other free digital collections.

Visit to schedule a research consultation or view hours of operation.