The archive

The Carnegie Newsletter has been around for over 30 years. To browse the extensive archive of the Carnegie Newsletter, click here. This is made possible in part by CHODARR who helped digitize a substantial portion of the Newsletter, and by the editor who digitizes every new issue.

To see the archive sorted by year, click here.

How to navigate an issue on the archive

It's really simple. Find an issue you'd like to read, (this one for example), and then either click the arrows to the right and left of the issue to flip through pages. Or use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Furthermore, to zoom in on the issue, simply click on it. To zoom back out, click again.

Here's an annotated image for further elucidation:

How to search the archive

The new archive on provides full-text search functionality. All the issues of the Carnegie Newsletter have been scanned, and their text has been made searchable. The text recognition is not 100% accurate, but it works well most of the time. This means that you can now makes comprehensive searches through the entire archive of the Carnegie Newsletter, dating back to 1986. Here's how to do it:

It's essentially a two-step process.


Upon reaching the website as linked above (this one:, click the search box at the top of the website. Now before you enter your search query, be sure to add the following: "carnegie newsletter" before your search term, which should also be in surrounded by quotation marks. For example, if you wanted to search for the poet Verna Johnston you would enter the following text exactly into the search box: "carnegie newsletter" "verna johnston". (Search is not case sensitive.)

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The amount of results you receive depends of course on your particular search term. In any case, scroll past stacks (if you see them), and you'll see a bunch of issues that contain your search term. To find the particular instance of your search term in any of your initial results, simply click on the issue. Then click on the little magnifying glass toward the bottom-right of your screen. Enter the search term again, and it will find exactly where your search term is in the issue.

A quick note about sorting your results

Unfortunately, due to constraints beyond our control, the sort by date functionality on the site doesn't work as expected. However, there is a very simple and effective solution. Use your browsers built-in 'Find' function and type in the year (or month etc.) you're looking for, and your browser will automatically highlight where it is on the page. The standard keyboard shortcut for invoking this function in your browser is CTRL - F on Windows, and CMD - F on the Mac.

PDF archive

Alternatively, individual issues in PDF format are available for download here.