December 20, 2014

Milestones: Chronicling America Now Provides Access to More Than 8 Million Digitized Pages from Historic U.S. Newspapers (1836 -1922)

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Congrats to the Chronicling America/National Digital Newspaper Program team. As we post this item Chronicling America shows that 8,000,877 pages are available online.

From NDNP Program News:

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a joint program of the Library of Congress (LC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has passed several exciting milestones recently.

More than 8 million historic newspaper pages, published in 32 states and the District of Columbia between 1836 and 1922, are now available through the Chronicling America web site, hosted by LC, and in July, the NEH announced two new partners joining the program this year.

Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. This brings the number of participants in the program to 39, including 37 states, one territory, and the District of Columbia. NEH and the LC aim to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America. In addition, supplementary awards have been made to eight state partners already participating in the program.

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