NEH Announces 2019 New Funding for Chronicling America and the National Digital Newspaper Program

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Every early August, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) announces their grant awards for the year.  This year they awarded $29.1 Million for 215 humanities projects nationwide.

This is great news for we users of Chronicling America, because very year about a dozen or more states receive grants to digitize additional newspapers that will be aided to Chronicling America.

And next year, new grant recipients Rhode island, Wyoming and the Virgin Islands will be offering digitized newspapers via Chronicling America!

This year, to “Support the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories”, 11 grants, totaling $2.7 million were awarded.

Below is a state by state summary of their project that in conjunction with the National Digital Newspaper Program, that results in the additions of more pages to Chronicling America.

This is taken from NEH Office of Communications document regarding each award. The complete press release can be found HERE

Arkansas

Project Title: Arkansas Digital Newspaper Program
Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of Arkansas newspapers published from 1819 through 1922, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Connecticut

Project Title: Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Connecticut newspapers, dating from 1690 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Delaware

Project Title: Delaware Digital Newspaper Program
Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages from three historically significant Delaware newspaper titles, published from 1904 to 1963, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). 

Florida, Puerto Rico, and Virgin islands

Project Title: U.S. Caribbean and Ethnic Florida Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of newspapers published in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands of the United States in participation with the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Georgia

Project Title: Georgia National Digital Newspaper Program Phase II
Project Description: The digitization of 110,000 pages of Georgia newsprint, published between 1690 and 1963, as part of the Digital Library of Georgia’s (DLG) participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Minnesota

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 as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Rhode island

Project Title: Rhode Island Historical Newspaper Digitization Project
Project Description: Digitization of 50,000 pages of Rhode Island newspapers published before 1923, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). 

Virginia

Project Title: Virginia Digital Newspaper Program
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Virginia newspapers, dating from 1690 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

West Virginia

Project Title: West Virginia Digital Newspaper Project Cycle 5
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of West Virginia Newspapers, dating from 1790 to 1923, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). 

Wisconsin

Project Title: Wisconsin National Digital Newspaper Program
Project Description: The digitization of approximately 100,000 pages of newspapers published in Wisconsin from 1836 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Wyoming

Project Title: Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Wyoming newspapers, dating from 1863 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

This means an additional 1,060,000 pages will be added to Chronicling America as a result of these grants. Great news!

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