The National Digital Newspaper Program – January, 2019 Program Update

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If you research historical American newspapers online then you know about Chronicling America. This online newspaper research site is the culmination of a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) as it is called has been in place for several years. The program awards funding to states to digitize 100,000 pages at a time for newspapers published between 1836-1963. The announcement of the next awards should occur in August, 2019.

The most recent update (August, 2018) announced that Alabama is joining the program and that 17 other states were awarded digitization grants.  You can see all the participating states in the map above (participants in green). Chronicling America now exceeds 14.5 million pages.

Please be aware for those of you who are impatient, that all of this needs to be funded and that state and federal governments are involved as well as state institutions who do the abundance of the work. This takes money and time and of course funding priorities have been difficult in the past few years.

Here is a list of the award recipients, the state managing institution, and the years of awards:

Alabama
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
2018

Alaska
Alaska State Library Historical Collections
2018, 2016

Arizona
Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives, and Public Records
2017, 2012, 2010, 2008

Arkansas
Arkansas State Archive
2017

California
University of California, Riverside
2018, 2015, 2009, 2007, 2005

Colorado
History Colorado
2018, 2016

Connecticut
Connecticut State Library
2017, 2015, 2013

Delaware
University of Delaware
2017, 2015

Florida
University of Florida, Gainesville
2017, 2015, 2013, 2005

Georgia
Digital Library of Georgia (University of Georgia Libraries/GALILEO)
2017

Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2012, 2010, 2008

Idaho
Idaho State Historical Society
2017, 2015, 2013

Illinois
University of Illinois, Urbana
2018, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2009

Indiana
Indiana State Library
2017, 2015, 2013, 2011

Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa
2018, 2016, 2014, 2012

Kansas
Kansas State Historical Society
2013, 2011, 2009

Kentucky
University of Kentucky, Lexington
2011, 2009, 2007, 2005

Louisiana
Louisiana State University
2013, 2011, 2009

Maine
Maine State Library
2018, 2016

Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park
2018, 2016, 2014, 2012

Michigan
Central Michigan University
2018, 2016, 2014, 2012

Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society
2017, 2015, 2011, 2009, 2007

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
2017, 2015, 2013

Missouri
The State Historical Society of Missouri
2012, 2010, 2008

Montana
Montana Historical Society
2018, 2013, 2011, 2009

Nebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
2018, 2016, 2009, 2007

Nevada
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2018, 2016, 2014

New Jersey
Rutgers University Libraries, the New Jersey State Archives and the New Jersey State Library
2018, 2016

New Mexico
University of New Mexico
2014, 2012, 2010

New York
The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation
2009, 2007, 2005

North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2018, 2016, 2014, 2012

North Dakota
State Historical Society of North Dakota
2017, 2015, 2013, 2011

Ohio
Ohio History Connection
2018, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2008

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Historical Society
2013, 2011, 2009

Oregon
University of Oregon
2013, 2011, 2009

Pennsylvania
Penn State University Libraries, University Park
2012, 2010, 2008

Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
2017, 2015, 2013

South Carolina
University of South Carolina
2013, 2011, 2009

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Education
2018, 2016, 2014

Tennessee
University of Tennessee
2014, 2012, 2010

Texas
University of North Texas
2018, 2016, 2011, 2009, 2007

Utah
University of Utah, Marriott Libraries
2009, 2007, 2005

Vermont
University of Vermont
2014, 2012, 2010

Virginia
Library of Virginia
2017, 2014, 2009, 2007, 2005

Washington
Washington State Library
2018, 2012, 2010, 2008

West Virginia
West Virginia University Libraries
2017, 2015, 2013, 2011

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Historical Society
2017, 2015


Let us be thankful for what has been already accomplished and hope that the NDNP continues to thrive and grow.

Also quite useful is a series of about 40 links to interesting newspaper-related articles entitled NDNP Extras! Check it out!

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