Chronicling America – NEH Announces 2022 Awards to 12 States in the National Digital Newspaper Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced the 2022 grants for the National Digital Newspaper Program to 12 states. New Hampshire has joined, so finally, all 50 states, including DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands will have newspapers on the Chronicling America site.

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Here are the details of each grant for each state:

Alabama

University of Alabama Outright: $311,340 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Lorraine Madway Project Title: Alabama Digital Newspaper Project

Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of microfilmed historical Alabama newspapers, including the Birmingham Age-Herald and the Montgomery Advertiser, published between 1901 and 1926.

Alaska

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Outright: $226,235 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Anastasia Tarmann Project Title: Alaska Digital Newspaper Program

Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Alaska newspapers, published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)

Arizona

Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records Outright: $291,018 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Sativa Peterson Project Title: Arizona Digital Newspaper Project

Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Arizona newspapers, published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Illinois

University of Illinois Outright: $299,977 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Celestina Savonius-Wroth Project Title: Illinois Digital Newspaper Project

Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of historical Illinois newspapers with a focus on suburban areas and southern regions of the state.

Indiana

Indiana State Library Outright: $150,375 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: R. W. Justin Clark Project Title: Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project

Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of Indiana newspapers published between 1896 and 1963 with an emphasis on newspapers from northern Indiana.

Maine

Maine State Library Outright: $223,575 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Adam Fisher Project Title: Maine Digital Newspaper Program

Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of historical Maine newspapers with a focus on francophone titles that document labor struggles and discrimination at the turn of the last century

Minnesota

Minnesota Historical Society Outright: $250,004 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Shawn Rounds Project Title: Digitization of Minnesota Newspapers, 1690–1963

Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of historic Minnesota newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, with an emphasis on the period 1923–63.

Nebraska

Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska Outright: $275,904 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Laura Weakly Project Title: Nebraska Digital Newspaper Project, Phase 5

Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Nebraska newspapers, published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College Outright: $298,001 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Laura Braunstein Project Title: New Hampshire Digital Newspaper Project

Project Description: Entry of New Hampshire into the National Digital Newspaper Program with the digitization of 100,000 pages from master negatives. The focus of this first round of contribution would be on “papers of record” with broad geographic coverage and titles that reflect the political, economic, and cultural history of New Hampshire.

South Carolina

University of South Carolina, Columbia Outright: $314,620 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Kate Boyd Project Title: Underrepresented Perspectives in South Carolina Newspapers

Project Description: The digitization of approximately 100,000 pages of newspapers published by major religious denominations in South Carolina between 1690 and 1963, which would resume the University of South Carolina’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Virginia

Library of Virginia Outright: $219,801 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Errol Somay Project Title: Virginia Digital Newspaper Program, 2022–2024

Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of historical Virginia newspapers dating from 1780–1963 with a focus on the early Republic period (1780–1820), as well as expansion into the twentieth century.

West Virginia

West Virginia University Research Corporation Outright: $162,155 [National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Ann Plein Project Title: West Virginia Digital Newspaper Project

Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of historical West Virginia newspapers as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

The complete details for all the NEH grants can be found in this pdf

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