New Jersey to Add New Titles to Chronicling America

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Source: NJNDNP
The State of New Jersey has just announced that they will be adding 7 new titles and adding to one existing title to their collection in Chronicling America.  

The titles are:

  • Evening Star and Newark Advertiser (1907-1916)
  • Gloucester County Democrat (1878-1912);
  • Penns Grove Record (1882-1923); 
  • Mount Holly News (1881-1919);
  • Morris County Chronicle (1877-1914);
  • Pleasantville Weekly Press (1877-1924);
  • Five Mile Beach Journal (1890-1923); and
  • Perth Amboy Evening News (1923 and 1924)  (existing title additions)

​Also, the Library of Congress will be adding The Sentinel (Trenton, 1880-1882) as part of their African American newspaper digitization efforts.

From the state:

The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project is pleased to announce that seven new titles and one continuation title will be digitized and made publicly available through the Library of Congress Chronicling America website. The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) is a collaboration between Rutgers University Libraries, the New Jersey State Archives, and the New Jersey State Library. It is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a long-term effort by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to develop a searchable online database of U.S. newspapers from all 50 states.

The New Jersey Newspaper Project is in its second round of funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities National Digital Newspaper Program. The project’s advisory board—which is comprised of archivists, librarians, museum directors, historians, journalists, and educators from across the state—recommended a shortlist of titles, which were recently reviewed and approved by the Library of Congress. These titles include: The Evening Star and Newark Advertiser (1907-1916); the Gloucester County Democrat (1878-1912); the Penns Grove Record (1882-1923); The Mount Holly News (1881-1919); the Morris County Chronicle (1877-1914); the Pleasantville Weekly Press (1877-1924); the Five Mile Beach Journal (1890-1923); and the Perth Amboy Evening News (1923 and 1924), which is the continuation of a newspaper that was digitized in the first round of grant. In addition to this selection, the Library of Congress itself will digitize The Sentinel (Trenton, 1880-1882) as part of an effort to make African-American historical newspapers more accessible.

Since the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project began in 2016, over 112,000 pages of historical newspapers have been scanned and digitized from microfilm originally held by the New Jersey State Archives. This additional round of funding in the amount of $219,609 will add another approximately 100,000 pages…”

For the complete article, please click on Historical NJ Newspapers Approved for Inclusion in Library of Congress Chronicling America.

Terrific News from the State of New Jersey!

For access to historic newspapers from the state that are currently available for free online, please check out​​
New Jersey Online Historical Newspapers Summary.

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