Wyoming Libraries Launch New Digital Historic Newspaper Collection

Source: University of Wyoming and the Wyoming State Library

The state of Wyoming has just announced a partnership that yields a new collection of the state’s historical newspapers available online.

From the State:

The Wyoming State Library and the University of Wyoming Libraries have worked in partnership to launch a new digital collection of historic newspapers online. The collection of newspapers combines the digital holdings of both institutions with a new interface that is more robust, providing easier, customizable searches and better results. More than 800,000 pages are now available, with new content added monthly. Find the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection at www.wyomingnewspapers.org.

The Wyoming State Library has long been home to the Wyoming Newspapers online collection that includes more than 340 historic newspapers with over 800,000 pages consisting mostly of newspapers from 1849 through 1922. Along with this existing content, the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection includes content digitized by the University of Wyoming. More is coming — last year UW received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to digitize 100,000 pages of Wyoming newspapers, dating from 1863 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program.”

Read the entire announcement HERE

So not only is this a new online database with 357 titles currently, but some of Wyoming’s newspapers will soon appear in Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’ free online historical database for newspapers.

Also, the states of Wyoming and Colorado recently announced the collaboration that yields the “Plains to Peaks Historic Newspaper Database,” a one-stop collection that combines the Wyoming and Colorado historic newspaper collections. The combined regional collection can be found at www.ppc-historicnewspapers.org

Great things are happening in Wyoming!

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