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PJ-250083-16

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Caryn Radick (Project Director: 01/12/2016 to present)

New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project

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

This project, a collaboration of the Rutgers University Libraries, the New Jersey State Archives and the New Jersey State Library, continues a successful ongoing collaboration to make the history of New Jersey known to its citizens and the world. At least 100,000 pages will be digitized from existing microfilm and cataloged to specifications, within the two year project time frame, as outlined in this proposal.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$186,204 (approved)
$186,204 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2018


PJ-250167-16

Colorado Historical Society (Denver, CO 80203-2109)
Elisa Phelps (Project Director: 01/13/2016 to present)

Colorado Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Colorado's historic newspapers published between 1859 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

History Colorado (HC) proposes to digitize 100,000 pages of its state’s historic newspapers, 1859-1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. From the first newspaper printed in 1859, HC’s newspaper collection tells the story of Colorado: communities that evolved from rough mining camps to thriving towns, towns that died out and became ghost towns, conflicts with Native American peoples, the spread of agriculture and ranching, labor unrest and mining, suffrage, exploration and protection of the region’s natural beauty, the discovery of oil, the development of diverse cultures, and more. For this project, HC will collaborate with the Colorado State Library (CSL), a long time partner in providing access to Colorado’s newspapers through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) website.

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Project fields:
Journalism; Public History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2018


PJ-250239-16

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)
Mark Phillips (Project Director: 01/14/2016 to present)

Texas Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four

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

The University of North Texas plans to digitize and make available to Chronicling America 100,000 pages of historic Texas newspapers. The selected titles will reflect the political and economic history of the state; provide coverage for major regions of the state, including most major population areas; and have a broad chronological span. Additionally, titles selected during this project will focus on non-English newspapers important to the history of Texas which, for several reasons, have been overlooked and are underrepresented in national digital newspaper holdings. Pulling on the strengths and knowledge gained in previous years as an awardee, the UNT Libraries recognize the challenges involved in an undertaking of this scope and possesses the knowledge and management skills to achieve success.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2018


PJ-250250-16

Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Juneau, AK 99811-0571)
Anastasia Tarmann (Project Director: 01/14/2016 to present)

Alaska Digital Newspaper Project

The digitization of 100,000 pages of historic Alaska newspapers published between 1866 and 1922 as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Alaska Division of State Libraries, Archives, and Museums requests $323,748 to select, digitize, and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 pages of Alaskan newsprint published between 1866 and 1922. The Division holds the largest and most complete collection of Alaska newspapers on microfilm in the state, with virtually all known newspaper issues in microform. Approximately three hundred and twenty unique titles with pre-1923 content are available for digitization. An Alaska Digital Newspaper Program Advisory Committee consisting of scholars, newspaper publishers, and educators will select titles. For each title selected, the Division will create an essay of approximately 500 words describing the historical significance of the newspaper; an updated CONSER-level MARC record; and title, issue, and page-level metadata. Digital Divide Data will assist in creating metadata.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2018


PJ-250258-16

Maine State Library (Augusta, ME 04330-6845)
Peggy O'Kane (Project Director: 01/15/2016 to present)

Maine Digital Newspaper Project

The digitization of 100,000 pages of historic Maine newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Maine Digital Newspaper Project seeks to create approximately 100,000 pages of digital newspaper content from existing microfilm master files of newspapers published in Maine between 1836 and 1922. The papers will be chosen for inclusion by an advisory board of experts in Maine history and the popular press. They will consider local and national priorities and the availability and condition of the microfilm masters in deciding on selection. The advisory board will also work with the Maine State Library (MSL) to hire a project manager and identify appropriate vendors for materials following State of Maine guidelines. The majority of the microfilm conversion will be conducted by a vendor selected under an RFP process. Conversion will also take place on equipment owned and operated by the Maine State Archives.

Project fields:
Arts, General; History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2018


PJ-230669-15

Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Jennifer Jones (Project Director: 01/12/2015 to present)
Shawn Rounds (Co Project Director: 10/13/2017 to present)

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four

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

The Minnesota Historical Society requests $302,900 to digitize 100,000 pages of Minnesota 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 2015-August 2017. 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 Society holds the largest collection of Minnesota newspapers of any repository, represented by over 4000 titles. The collection is especially important because of Minnesota's role as a cultural and economic center in the Upper Midwest and its historical significance in the economic development of the entire Northwest. The Society will adhere faithfully to technical guidelines and standards of the NDNP and the Library of Congress; these will continue to be the framework for the work plan.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$489,726 (approved)
$489,726 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2019

Funding details:
Original grant (2015) $250,000
Supplement (2017) $239,726


PJ-230831-15

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Gregg Silvis (Project Director: 01/15/2015 to present)

Delaware Digital Newspaper Project

The digitization of approximately 55,000 pages of historic Delaware newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Digitization of approximately 55,000 pages of newspapers published in the state of Delaware between 1836 and 1922 from master negative microfilms held by the University of Delaware Library.

Project fields:
Journalism

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$375,776 (approved)
$375,776 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2019

Funding details:
Original grant (2015) $121,907
Supplement (2017) $253,869


PJ-230845-15

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA 92521-0001)
Brian Geiger (Project Director: 01/15/2015 to present)

California Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four

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

From 2005 to 2011 the California Digital Newspaper Project focused on providing coverage for major metropolitan areas, namely Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and the Central Valley. For 2015-2017 we would like, for the first time, to submit to Chronicling America Gold Rush papers and ethnic and foreign-language newspapers. Published in mining towns throughout the Mother Lode and the far northern parts of the state, Gold Rush titles reflect the unique early history of California. We have a number of newspapers in French, German, Italian and Spanish, as well as English-language and bilingual papers marketed to ethnic communities, that reflect the diversity of the young state, all of which we are eager to digitize and make available.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2017


PJ-230847-15

State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Madison, WI 53706-1482)
Kathleen Mullen (Project Director: 01/15/2015 to present)

Wisconsin Digital Newspaper Project

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

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin (WHS), in coordination with a statewide advisory committee of scholars, journalists and information professionals, requests federal grant funding and provides a match in order to select and produce 100,000 digital images from microfilm of Wisconsin Newspapers 1836-1922 suitable for inclusion on the Library of Congress hosted "Chronicling America" website.

Project fields:
Journalism; U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$497,816 (approved)
$497,816 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2019

Funding details:
Original grant (2015) $262,816
Supplement (2017) $235,000


PJ-50136-14

South Dakota Department of Education (Pierre, SD 57501-2291)
Chelle Somsen (Project Director: 01/16/2014 to present)

South Dakota Digital Newspaper Project

The digitization of 100,000 pages of historic South Dakota newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

As part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) the South Dakota State Historical Society plans to digitize historic South Dakota newspapers. Recognizing how valuable the newspapers are, the South Dakota State Historical Society has assembled, cared for, and made accessible the largest collection of newspapers in the state on microfilm. Participation in the NDNP would create a wider level of access to the newspaper collection. The newspapers that will be digitized will cover South Dakota's territorial period, the land boom, statehood in 1889, railroad expansion through the state, the Black Hills gold rush, and the early twentieth century. The South Dakota State Historical Society plans to partner with the Minnesota Historical Society, who will function as the technical partner in the digitization process.

Project fields:
Cultural History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$534,665 (approved)
$534,665 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 8/31/2018

Funding details:
Original grant (2014) $294,665
Supplement (2016) $240,000


PJ-50137-14

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV 89154-9900)
Jason Vaughan (Project Director: 01/16/2014 to present)

Nevada National Digital Newspaper Project

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

This application represents Nevada's initial foray into the National Endowment for the Humanities National Digital Newspaper Program. This project seeks to select, digitize, and make available 100,000 pages of historic Nevada newspapers, published between 1836 and 1922. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries will serve as the lead institution, with project partners the Nevada State Library and Archives and the University of Nevada, Reno Knowledge Center. A Newspaper Selection Advisory Board will review and recommend which historic papers to digitize. Microfilm analysis and duplication, microfilm digitization, metadata creation, and other project activities will be carried out by a combination of local staff and outsourced services. This project seeks $311,070 in funding over the two year grant period, September 2014 through August 2016, and project partners have committed a further $168,695 as cost share toward the successful execution of this project.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$521,070 (approved)
$521,070 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 8/31/2018

Funding details:
Original grant (2014) $311,070
Supplement (2016) $210,000


PJ-50138-14

Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA 23219-8000)
Errol Somay (Project Director: 01/16/2014 to present)

Virginial Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four

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

During the 2014-2016 grant cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program, the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Digital Newspaper Project (VaDNP) propose the digitization of a selection of Virginia community newspapers from the period 1836-1922 and will include papers from the antebellum, Civil War, and reconstruction eras. German language titles will also be given strong consideration. The titles are those proposed by the Library's VaDNP Advisory Committee. The Library's contribution will encompass 100,000 pages of Virginia imprint newspapers.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$647,845 (approved)
$647,845 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 8/31/2019

Funding details:
Original grant (2014) $323,084
Supplement (2017) $324,761