June 18, 2021

Connecticut State Library Announces More Historic Connecticut Newspapers Now Online

From the Connecticut State Library:

The CT State Library is excited to announce that two more historic Connecticut newspapers have been added to Chronicling America through its CT Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), expanding coverage back an additional 50 years– the Litchfield County Post and the Litchfield Enquirer!  We have digitized Litchfield County Post issues covering 1826-1829 as well as issues of the Litchfield Enquirer, the successor of the County Post, covering 1829-1866. Additional issues through 1881 will follow later this summer.

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In addition to these new titles, we’re also excited to announce that we have digitized additional issues of the Italian language newspaper La Sentinella covering 1931-1948. This completes the full run of this title and now all known issues, covering 1920-1948, are available on Chronicling America. The 1920-1930 issues of La Sentinella were digitized during our previous grant cycle, along with the issues of two other Italian language newspapers, La Tribuna del Connecticut  (1906-1908) and L’Indipendente (1907-1936).  La Sentinella was published weekly and based in Bridgeport, CT, but included news from across the state, all from a viewpoint representative of Italian middle class weekly newspapers of the era.

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In addition, the State Library’s Newspapers of Connecticut digital collection is available online in the Connecticut Digital Archive.

Learn More, Read the Complete Post

See Also:  Complete List of Specific Newspapers and Dates, History Blogs and Other Resources From CT Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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