October 21, 2014

Digitization: More Pennsylvania Newspapers Coming to Chronicling America

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From the Lebanon Daily News:

The Pennsylvania project has been awarded two grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities so far. In the first grant cycle, a selection of newspapers from Pennsylvania’s top population centers of the time period (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Lancaster) was digitized.

It has been in the second cycle that the project has really begun “filling in the gaps” with new postings of newspapers from areas such as Carbon, Columbia, Elk, Monroe, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Wayne counties.

And that “better” news alluded to above? The Pennsylvania project has so efficiently used its grant budget that, instead of being limited to 100,000 pages per grant cycle, it was given permission to digitize an additional 50,000 pages by the end of August 2012.

The counties from which these additional newspapers will be drawn are the following: Cambria, Clearfield, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Jefferson, Juniata, Perry, Pike, Snyder, Somerset, Union and Venango.

Papers from Pennsylvania and From Around the U.S. Can Be Found on Chronicling America.

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