Databases: Library Holdings of the Post-Crescent

In the Library

  • The library keeps paper copies of The Post-Crescent for three months.
  • Older issues of Appleton newspapers are available on microfilm back to 1853.
  • Users can make photocopies from microfilm for $.30 a page.
  • Copies of articles on selected topics may be found in the Library's Wisconsin Files.

Requesting Copies

  • Requests for a copy of an article should be made by letter or email.
  • The Library will look up articles but only when the date (or approximate date)  is known.
  • We will try to find the article and mail it  within a week.
  • The minimum charge for photocopying is  $5.00 for three pages or less and $1.00 for each additional page.
  • Out-of-town users who wish to borrow microfilm should consult their local library for Interlibrary Loan.  Library requests should be made to the Wisconsin Historical Society.

When requesting copies from The Post-Crescent, please provide a mailing address, phone number, and as much detail as possible about the article requested. Letters should be sent to

Community Partnerships Clerk
Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54911

APL Microfilm Holdings for Appleton Newspapers

Appleton Crescent (weekly)
       February 10, 1853 - December 29, 1901

Appleton Motor (weekly)
        September 1, 1859 - September 13, 1866

Appleton Post (weekly)
       September 20 1866 - April 25, 1889
       (some missing between 1871-1874)

Appleton City Times (weekly)
       February 26, 1870 - February 25, 1871)

Appleton Evening Times (daily)
       December 30, 1874 - March 5, 1875

Appleton Weekly Post (weekly)
       May 2, 1889 - November 21, 1907

Appleton Daily Post (daily)
       August 11, 1899 - February 3, 1906

Appleton Evening Crescent (daily)
        April 18, 1901 - April 28, 1902
        January 26, 1904 - April 28, 1904
        October 8, 1906 - June 27, 1919

Name Changed to Appleton Crescent
        June 28, 1919 - January 31, 1920

Appleton Daily Post (daily)
         January 2, 1920 - January 31, 1920

On February 1, 1920 the Appleton Daily Post merged with the Appleton Crescent and became the Appleton Post-Crescent.

Appleton Post-Crescent (daily)
       February 2, 1920 - January 2, 1964

Name changed to The Post-Crescent

The Post-Crescent (daily)
       January 3, 1964 to present