September 18, 2014

More Tennessee Newspapers Available Online through ‘Chronicling America’ Project

From the Tennessee Secretary of State: Thanks to a recent partnership with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Tennessee, dozens of Tennessee newspaper titles have been scanned, indexed, and posted on the Internet. The focus is on papers from the Civil War era. All three of the […]

Newspaper Digitization: Chronicling America Passes 4 Million Digitized Pages Online Mark

Kudos to all involved in this important and useful project. From the Chronicling America Web Site: Last week, the Library of Congress updated the Chronicling America Web site with more than 190,000 additional newspaper pages in various titles. The site now provides access to more than 4.1 million searchable newspaper pages from 581 newspaper titles, […]

West Virginia University Libraries Receive Grant to Digitize Newspapers

From The Daily Athenaeum (WVU): The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the West Virginia University Libraries with a $266,000 grant to help digitize West Virginia newspapers written between 1836 and 1922. “This grant both continues and rewards the leading role that the WVU Libraries have historically played in preserving West Virginia newspapers of […]

Kansas: "Historical Society Digitizes Old Newspapers"

From the Topeka Capitol Journal: Kansas has been awarded additional funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue its participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program, according to Kansas Historical Society officials. As a result, the Kansas Historical Society will digitize an additional 100,000 pages of Kansas newspapers, dating from 1836-1922. Kansas was […]

"Historical TN Newspaper Digitized, Available Online" via Chronicling America

From the University of Tennessee Libraries Blog: Tennessee has now made its first contribution to a national electronic database of historical newspapers, thanks to a federal grant. The Tennessee Digital Newspaper Project (TDNP) is a joint effort between the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), funded by a grant from […]

Reference: Interactive Visualization: The Growth of Newspapers Across the U.S. 1690-2011

Direct to Interactive Visualization This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America” project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers. See Also: Journalism’s Voyage West: Visualizing US Newspapers, 1690-2011 (Animations) See Also: More Interactive Visualizations Source: Rural West […]

Newspaper Digitization: "From the archives to digitized: Historic Vermont newspapers get new lease on life online"

From VTDigger.org: The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project last week added its first batch of digitized newspaper pages to a national database dedicated to providing searchable digital copies of historic newspapers from all over the nation. Tom McMurdo, the project librarian for the state effort, said there are currently 25 states involved in the National Digital […]

Chronicling America Has a New Look!

A busy week for the Chronicling America team at LC. First, we learned of the database continuing to expand. CA is now home to 3.7 million digitized and indexed newspaper pages. Today’s News? A New UI and New Features. The big changes discussed below provide a big improvement vs. what was available prior to the […]

3.7 Million Digitized (and Searchable) Newspaper Pages Now Accessible From "Chronicling America" Database

The 3.7 million page total was announced via the Chronicling America RSS feed the other day. It also said that 230,000 newspaper pages in various titles were just added to CA. Current Chronicling America Database Totals: “The site now provides access to more than 3.7 million searchable newspaper pages from 506 newspaper titles, published in […]

Newspaper Digitization: "Ohio Historical Society Receives National Grant to Preserve Historic Ohio Newspapers"

From the Urbana Daily Citizen: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has given $334,000 to the Ohio Historical Society to continue its digitization of Ohio’s microfilmed newspapers. The National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize 26 Ohio […]