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Friday, 15th June 2007

Chronicling America Site Now Offers 310,000 Newspaper Pages

Chronicling America Site Now Offers 310,000 Newspaper Pages; Program to Put Digitized Newspapers Online Makes Eight Awards

Approximately 310,000 digitized newspaper pages, dating from 1900 to 1910, are now accessible through the Chronicling America Web site at www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/. The site is a project of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

NEH has just announced that eight awards to institutions, totaling $2,577,666, have been made to continue and expand the program. The program is also expanding the time period of newspapers that may be digitized to 1880-1910.

NDNP is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with select digitization of historic pages, as well as information about newspapers from 1690 to the present. Supported by NEH's "We the People" program and Digital Humanities Initiative, this rich digital resource will continue to be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress.

Read the Full Text of the Announcement

Direct to Chronicling America Web Site

Source: Library of Congress

See Also: Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, LoC and NEH Releasing Over 226,000 Digitized Newspaper Pages & Directory of Newspaper Info Back to 1690 (3/2007)


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