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Mississippi Department of Archives and History (Jackson, MS 39205-0571)
Julia Marks Young (Project Director: January 2013 to September 2016)
David M. Pilcher (Project Director: September 2016 to present)
Mississippi Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Mississippi newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) proposes to select, digitize, and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 pages of its state’s historic newspapers, published between 1836 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). MDAH holds microfilm copies of all known extant Mississippi newspapers from this time period. The NDNP builds on the success of the NEH Newspaper Preservation Program, which MDAH led during the1980s, and its continued, current microfilming of 100 titles. Mississippi will partner with its neighbor institution, the Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections, for technical aspects of the project; since LSU has successfully completed two NDNP cycles, this collaboration will afford Mississippi an efficient, standards-based digitization process. We are excited about the new level of access that the NDNP and Chronicling America will provide for this extraordinarily valuable component of Mississippi’s documentary heritage.

Project fields:
History, General

National Digital Newspaper Program

Preservation and Access

$801,858 (approved)
$801,858 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 1/31/2020

Funding details:
Original grant (2013) $274,390
Supplement (2015) $253,293
Supplement (2017) $274,175