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Program: National Digital Newspaper Program*
Date range: 2011-2013
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University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Jennie Knies (Project Director, 01/19/2012 - 01/14/2015); Babak Hamidzadeh (Project Director, 01/15/2015 - present)
PJ-50106-13
Maryland Digital Newspaper Project

To support: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Maryland newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of Maryland Libraries propose a two-year project to select, digitize and contribute to the Library of Congress' Chronicling of America collection approximately 100,000 pages from historically and culturally significant newspapers from across the state of Maryland

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $615,000 (approved); $615,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2016

Funding details
Original grant (2014) $325,000
Supplement (2014) $290,000

Connecticut State Library (Hartford, CT 06106-1569)
Jane Cullinane (Project Director, 01/22/2013 - present)
PJ-50116-13
Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project

To support: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Connecticut newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

From 2013-2015, the Conn. State Library will digitize 100,000 pages of newspapers published from 1836-1922, with help from a Coalition of Supporting Institutions, including CT Historical Society, Mystic Seaport, Univ. of CT, Yale & Bridgeport, Greenwich, Guilford & Putnam town libraries, who will lend microfilm & help with PR. We request $274,033.93 from NEH & will contribute 33% in cost share. An Advisory Board will select newspapers with longer runs from larger population centers, but remembering diverse populations & opinions. The Board will include an historian, academic, archivist, librarian, journalist & newspaper editor, who will not consider their own research interests, but the wider needs of the project. Staff will do a technical analysis of the microfilm & will update the MARC records. A vendor will scan duplicate negatives & create metadata & OCR files. Project staff will ensure the files meet LC’s Technical Guidelines & deliver them for access in Chronicling America.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $274,034 (approved); $274,034 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2015

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Patrick Reakes (Project Director, 01/22/2013 - present)
PJ-50119-13
Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project

To support: Digitization of 100,000 pages of historic Florida and Puerto Rico newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, as part of the state's and territory's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of Florida (UF) in partnership with the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) requests $343,850 (with $106,984 in combined contributed cost share from both institutions) to select, digitize, and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 newspaper pages through the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP). Approximately half of the pages will come from historic Florida papers (1836-1922) and the remaining half from newspapers published in Puerto Rico (1836-1922). The project builds on previous NEH/NDNP newspaper digitization grant awards received by the George A. Smathers Libraries at UF and NEH funding for microfilming Puerto Rico newspapers received by UPR-Rio Piedras Campus (UPR-RP).

Project fields: Journalism
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $325,000 (approved); $325,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Idaho State Historical Society (Boise, ID 83702-7646)
Stephen Barrett (Project Director, 01/22/2013 - present)
PJ-50127-13
Idaho Digital Newspaper Program

To support: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Idaho newspapers published between 1863 and 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Idaho State Historical Society proposes to digitize Idaho's historic newspapers published before 1923 as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. Idaho's newspaper content would expand Chronicling America's content to include this critical region in the post-Civil War settlement of the West, including economic activities like farming, ranching, and mining and covering significant developments such as statehood, relations with native populations, homesteading and the expansion of the railroad and telegraph across the continent. Like other Northwest states, Idaho played a significant role in the development of the US Forest Service and the nation's earliest awareness of wilderness conservation.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $277,673 (approved); $277,673 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2015

Mississippi Department of Archives and History (Jackson, MS 39205-0571)
Julia Young (Project Director, 01/22/2013 - present)
PJ-50131-13
Mississippi Digital Newspaper Project

To support: 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
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $274,390 (approved); $274,390 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2015

Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI 48859-0001)
Frank Boles (Project Director, 01/19/2012 - present)
PJ-50100-12
Michigan Digital Newspaper Project

To support: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Michigan newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Digitize and make available approximately 100,000 pages from early Michigan newspapers.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $599,208 (approved); $599,208 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2016

Funding details
Original grant (2014) $274,208
Supplement (2014) $325,000

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001)
John Blythe (Project Director, 01/19/2012 - present)
PJ-50105-12
North Carolina Digital Newspaper Project

To support: Digitization of 100,000 pages of North Carolina newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

North Carolina Newspapers is a collaborative project of the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina State Archives. The partners propose to select, digitize and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 pages of North Carolina newspapers published from 1836 through 1922. With more than 1,185 titles on microfilm, the North Carolina State Archive holds the most extensive collection of North Carolina newspapers in the world. Its microfilm master negatives have served as the source for use copies in academic and public libraries across the state and the nation. With more than 16 years' experience in creating online collections and digital publishing, the University Library of UNC-Chapel Hill will provide staff and serve as base for the project. North Carolina Newspapers will build on newspaper digitization work already taking place at the Library. Newspapers selected for the project will represent the state's rich history and its

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $463,192 (approved); $463,192 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 8/31/2016

Funding details
Original grant (2014) $303,192
Supplement (2014) $160,000

State Historical Society of Iowa (Iowa City, IA 52240)
Carol Kirsch (Project Director, 01/19/2012 - 09/26/2013); Jodene Evans (Co Project Director, 09/27/2013 - present); Millie Frese (Project Director, 09/30/2013 - present)
PJ-50108-12
Iowa Digital Newspaper Project

To support: The digitization of 100,000 pages of Iowa newspapers dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The State Historical Society of Iowa requests $326,775 to digitize 100,000 pages of Iowa newspapers from the period 1836-1922, as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Project. The project will take two years, from September 2012-August 2014. At the end of the project, the Society will transfer to the Library of Congress all digital files, essays, required metadata and duplicate microfilm, per the specifications of the grant. The State Historical Society of Iowa has a deep collection of Iowa newspapers and a long history of preserving and providing access to the state’s newspapers. An Iowa Newspaper Project as part of the NDNP would offer an exciting new level of access to Iowa’s valued newspaper collection. For its NDNP project, the State Historical Society of Iowa plans to collaborate with the Minnesota Historical Society, a current NDNP awardee, who will serve as Iowa’s technical partner for the digitization process.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $606,136 (approved); $606,136 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2016

Funding details
Original grant (2014) $300,000
Supplement (2014) $306,136

State Historical Society of North Dakota (Bismarck, ND 58505)
Ann Jenks (Project Director, 01/21/2011 - present)
PJ-50074-11
North Dakota Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

To support: The digitization of 100,000 pages of North Dakota newspapers dating from 1864 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The State Historical Society of North Dakota requests $370,970 to digitize 100,000 pages of historic North Dakota newspapers, as part of the NEH NDNP. The project will run from Sept 2011 - Aug 2013. The SHSND will transfer to the Library of Congress all digital files, essays, required metadata and duplicate microfilm, per the specifications of the grant. The SHSND holds the largest collection of North Dakota newspapers spanning the period from the early Territorial days to the present. The SHSND goal is to expand upon the U.S. Newspaper Project's preservation microfilming and cataloging by making select titles available to the public on the Chronicling America web site. An Advisory Board will select significant titles fitting the NDNP criteria from SHSND microfilm masters. The Minnesota Historical Society as project partner will produce print masters, review microfilm, collect metadata, and create and deliver digital files and duplicate microfilm to the Library of Congress.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $635,000 (approved); $635,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 8/31/2015

Funding details
Original grant () $350,000
Supplement () $0
Supplement (2013) $285,000

West Virginia University Research Corporation (Morgantown, WV 26505)
John Cuthbert (Project Director, 01/21/2011 - present)
PJ-50080-11
West Virginia Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

To support: Digitization of 100,000 pages of West Virginia newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The West Virginia University Libraries seek funds to digitize 100,000 pages of important and representative newspapers published within the present borders of West Virginia from 1836 to 1922. The project will include nationally influential daily and locally significant weekly newspapers published in a border region during the Civil War, in rapidly growing industrial towns during periods of labor strife in the coal fields, foreign language newspapers for newly arrived immigrants, black-owned newspapers, and newspapers in towns experiencing the economic and cultural effects of World War I and its aftermath. This Project will fully comply with the all requirements and technical specifications set forth by the NEH and Library of Congress for digital newspaper projects.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $400,979 (approved); $400,979 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 8/31/2015

Funding details
Original grant () $265,979
Supplement () $0
Supplement (2013) $135,000

Indiana State Library (Indianapolis, IN 46204-2207)
Connie Rendfeld (Project Director, 01/21/2011 - present)
PJ-50086-11
Indiana Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

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

This project will digitize and make available to the National Digital Newspaper Program approximately 100,000 pages of historic Indiana newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. Digitization will be from second-generation silver negative print master microfilm created for the project from first-generation silver negative camera masters owned by the Indiana State Library or the Indiana Historical Society. Products of this grant project include: uncompressed TIFF page images, derivative JPEG2000 images, derivative PDF files, OCR text files, and structured metadata. An historical essay will be created for every newspaper title along with updated CONSER-level MARC cataloging records. Digitization of these newspapers will allow important elements of Indiana's rich history to be more available to researchers.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $493,157 (approved); $493,157 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 8/31/2015

Funding details
Original grant () $293,157
Supplement () $0
Supplement (2013) $200,000

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