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Boston Public Library Foundation, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Tom Blake (Project Director: January 2021 to September 2021)
Eben English (Project Director: September 2021 to present)
Boston Public Library – National Digital Newspaper Program

A first round of funding to include Massachusetts in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Boston Public Library (BPL) proposes to digitize 100,000 pages of newspapers based on its own master negative microfilm, some of which has already been digitized and is ready for re-use in Chronicling America.

Boston Public Library will digitize a minimum of 100,000 pages of newspaper microfilm published in Massachusetts between 1690 and 1963 for inclusion in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

Project fields:
Journalism; U.S. History

National Digital Newspaper Program

Preservation and Access

$231,868 (approved)
$161,457 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2023