Washington State to Add 100,000 Historical Newspaper Pages to Chronicling America


The State of Washington has just announced that they have received funding that will enable the state to add 100,000 historical newspaper pages to their collection in Chronicling America.  From the state:

“It is a special privilege to be able to continue our work to preserve Washington’s history and make these invaluable accounts available, accessible, and searchable,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman, whose office oversees the Washington State Library. “I’m very proud of the work our Library staff has done, and I’m looking forward to seeing more thanks to these funds.”

“I’m truly grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities, both for their recognition of our achievements in digitizing historic newspapers and for their decision to fund our latest project,” said State Librarian Cindy Aden. “We’ll be able to bring the firsthand accounts of bygone eras of Washington’s African-American and Asian-American experiences into the consciousness of new generations, and add local perspectives to their understanding of what it was like living in our state throughout World War II.”

For the complete article, please click on Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers

Terrific News from the State of Washington!

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


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