May 20, 2022

Washington State Library Receives Additional Funding for Newspaper Digitization Project

From the Washington Secretary of State Blog:

We are pleased to announce that the State Library has received an extension of funding from the National Digital Newspaper Program to continue digitizing historical newspapers through 2014.  The NDNP is a collaborative grant program between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.


Shawn Schollmeyer, who manages the newspaper digitizing project for the State Library,  says, “The Washington State Library will coordinate scanning and prepping another 100,000 pages from microfilm for remaining titles in Seattle and Olympia. A panel of partner libraries across the state has preselected more than 25 titles representing large and small communities and historically significant regions to share on the Chronicling America site. Among  the titles already available are  the Aberdeen Herald, Colfax Gazette, Lynden Tribune, San Juan Islander, and Tacoma Times.” Shawn said the Wenatchee Daily World and (Everett) Labor Journal just became available.

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