Arkansas and Georgia Join the National Digital Newspaper Program and 12 States to Add to Chronicling America

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Source: neh.gov
Great news for United States Historic Newspaper researchers! The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has issued its 2017 grants, and now Arkansas and Georgia are joining the program. Not only that, but 12 states received awards, which means that these states will add to their Chronicling America collection in the future.

From the NEH press release:

We are happy to announce the addition of two new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program: Arkansas and Georgia.  NEH recently made awards to the Arkansas State Archives and the University of Georgia to digitize their historic newspapers.  Forty-five states and one territory now participate in the program.  Soon, we hope to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America, the open access database of historic American newspapers jointly created by NEH, the Library of Congress, and state partners across the U.S.NEH awards have also been issued to partners in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin to continue their contributions. You can read more about all of the awards in NEH’s press release.

Congratulations to Arkansas and Georgia for joining, and to Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin for adding to their Chronicling America collections in the future.

For information about how to best perform newspaper research, and thousands of links to free online collections throughout the world, check out the Newspapers! page on The Ancestor Hunt website.

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