Recently the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced 14 awards totaling $3.5 million to institutions representing their states or territories in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Three projects – sponsored by the Connecticut State Library; the Idaho State Historical Society; and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History – are new to the program this year.
The University of Florida returns to NDNP, partnered with a new NDNP participant, the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, to digitize newspapers from both locations.
Ten other institutions have received continuing awards to contribute additional content to the program.
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
- Indiana State Library
- Kansas State Historical Society
- Louisiana State University Libraries
- Montana Historical Society
- State Historical Society of North Dakota
- Oklahoma Historical Society
- University of Oregon Libraries
- University of South Carolina
- West Virginia University Research Corporation
This funding will support the selection and digitization of historic American newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 by each participating state, according to NDNP technical guidelines. The Library of Congress (LC) will make these newspapers freely available through the Chronicling America Website beginning in mid-2014.
In all, 37 states and territories have participated in the program.
Direct to Document Listing All July 2013 NEH Grants (By State)
All grants total $33 million.