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PJ-266486-19

University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY 82071-2000)
Amanda R. Lehman (Project Director: January 2019 to May 2021)
Bryan Ricupero (Project Director: May 2021 to present)
Bryan Ricupero (Co Project Director: September 2019 to May 2021)
Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Wyoming newspapers, dating from 1863 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of Wyoming Libraries requests $208,713 from the NEH over a two-year period to digitize 100,000 pages of Wyoming’s microfilmed newspapers for the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project. The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project seeks to partner with the Wyoming State Archives to digitize selected titles from established newspaper holdings. The purpose of the project is twofold: to preserve and duplicate existing microfilm, and to increase accessibility. Known as the “Equality State,” Wyoming is located at the headwaters of four major U.S. river basins with a rich and notable history. Wyoming was the first state that gave women the right to vote, and the first state to elect a woman governor. Alongside these firsts were the Union Pacific Railroad’s scouting and establishment and the Johnson County War. A digitized collection of papers covering these western histories and more will provide an invaluable resource for researchers throughout the world.

Project fields:
Journalism; U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$208,713 (approved)
$205,169 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2019 – 2/28/2022


PJ-266507-19

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Patrick Reakes (Project Director: January 2019 to present)
US Caribbean and Ethnic Florida Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of newspapers published in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands of the United States in participation with the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of Florida (UF) in partnership with the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) will select, digitize and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 newspaper pages through the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP). Approximately one third of the pages will come from historic Florida papers (1836-1922), one third from newspapers published in Puerto Rico (1836-1922) and one third from newspapers published in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Project fields:
Journalism; U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$324,965 (approved)
$309,706 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2019 – 8/31/2021


PJ-266563-19

Providence Public Library (Providence, RI 02903-3219)
Jordan Goffin (Project Director: January 2019 to present)
Rhode Island Historical Newspaper Digitization Project

Digitization of approximately 100,000 pages of Rhode Island newspapers published before 1923, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ National Digital Newspaper Program, Providence Public Library (PPL), in partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS), will complete an extensive newspaper digitization project that will result in a wealth of Rhode Island’s historical newspapers being digitized and widely available through the Library of Congress for the first time in history. RIHS currently hold master negative microfilm of 314 newspaper titles that ceased prior to 1923. As a result of this project, at least 100,000 pages will be digitized.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2019 – 8/31/2021


PJ-261034-18

Montana Historical Society (Helena, MT 59601-4514)
Molly Kruckenberg (Project Director: January 2018 to present)
Montana Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Montana newspapers dating from 1864 to 1963, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Montana Historical Society (MHS) requests funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize an additional 100,000 pages of Montana’s microfilmed newspapers for the Montana Newspaper Digitization Project. The MHS holds the most complete collection of Montana newspapers on microfilm, including all significant titles from the years 1864 (the year the first newspaper was published in Montana) to 1963. The Montana Newspaper Digitization Project will deliver 100,000 digitized newspaper pages to the Library of Congress as well as all required accompanying digital, textual and microfilm deliverables.  This project, which will add newspaper coverage through 1963 to the existing Montana content on Chronlicling America, will increase depth and breadth of coverage to the history of the boom and bust cycles that define much of Montana and western U.S. history.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$267,000 (approved)
$267,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/31/2020


PJ-261148-18

Office of the Secretary of State for Washington State Library (Olympia, WA 98504-2460)
Shawn Schollmeyer (Project Director: January 2018 to present)
Washington Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Washington’s newspapers published between 1860 and 1960, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

Newspaper digitization project to digitize 100,000 newspaper pages to contribute to the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website.

Project fields:
Journalism; U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$324,681 (approved)
$324,681 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/31/2021


PJ-261191-18

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA 92521-0001)
Brian Geiger (Project Director: January 2018 to present)
California Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of newspapers published in California between 1920 and 1940, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) participated in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) from 2005 to 2011 and from 2015 to 2017, receiving four two-year awards. We delivered slightly over 300,000 pages for the first three awards and are delivering just over 100,000 pages for the fourth.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$264,000 (approved)
$264,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 2/28/2021


PJ-261201-18

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Lorraine Madway (Project Director: January 2018 to present)
Alabama Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Alabama newspapers published between 1813 and 1922 as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections (UALSC) proposes to select, digitize, and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 pages of its state’s historic newspapers, published between 1813 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). UALSC holds microfilm copies of a substantial quantity of Alabama newspapers from this period representing a wide geographic range and culturally significant perspectives. UALSC proposes to work with a designated outside vendor for technical aspects of the project, and this collaboration will afford the project an efficient, standards-based digitization process. UALSC is committed to ensuring preservation of and access to the state’s historical newspapers. The NDNP and Chronicling America will provide a new level of access for this valuable component of Alabama’s documentary heritage.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,159,174 (approved)
$579,361 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2018) $324,774
Supplement (2020) $254,587


PJ-256021-17

Arkansas State Archives (Little Rock, AR 72201-1049)
Lisa K Speer (Project Director: January 2017 to February 2018)
Mary Dunn (Project Director: February 2018 to August 2019)
Brian Irby (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Arkansas Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Arkansas newspapers published between 1819 and 1922, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Arkansas State Archives (ASA) proposes to select, digitize, and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 pages of its state's historic newspapers, published from 1819-1922 as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The ASA holds the largest concentration of microfilmed Arkansas newspapers from this period. For this project, Arkansas will partner with its neighbor institution, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), for technical aspects of this project. Since the MDAH has completed successfully two NDNP cycles, this collaboration will afford Arkansas an efficient, standards-based digitization process. The ASA holds 757 titles from the target period. The newspapers represent state, regional and local coverage; often represent a particular political affiliation; and cover all parts of the state, with geographical publishing patterns reflecting community and commercial development in the state.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$458,680 (approved)
$458,680 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2017 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2017) $208,128
Supplement (2019) $250,552


PJ-256058-17

Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records (Phoenix, AZ 85007-2819)
Jennifer Shaffer Merry (Project Director: January 2017 to August 2017)
Peter Grant (Project Director: August 2017 to October 2017)
Sativa Peterson (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Arizona Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Arizona newspapers, published between 1859 and 1963, as part of the state's continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (SLAPR) will direct a statewide initiative for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), which is designed and implemented in collaboration with the Library of Congress (LC). Awarded previous grants from the NEH's National Digital Newspaper Program, SLAPR will continue to digitize and make available to LC Arizona newspaper titles for the Chronicling America website, as well as the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (ADNP) and the University of Arizona Libraries’ (UAL) Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press websites. The newspapers were selected to include communities omitted or under-represented during previous cycles, such as Spanish language newspapers, American Indian community and language newspapers, African American community newspapers, religious community newspapers, and other specific ethnic communities. SLAPR is collaborating with the University of Arizona Library.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$279,908 (approved)
$279,908 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2017 – 10/31/2019


PJ-256344-17

University of Georgia (Athens, GA 30602-0001)
Sheila McAlister (Project Director: January 2017 to present)
Georgia Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Georgia newspapers published prior to 1963 as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) requests $236,724 from the NEH to select, digitize, and make available to the Library of Congress 110,000 pages of public domain Georgia newsprint, published between 1690 and 1963, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). We also propose to develop a three-part webinar series on text mining the Chronicling America and Georgia Historic Newspaper collections and to develop two primary source sets and two online exhibits featuring Chronicling America and Georgia Historic Newspaper content.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$392,314 (approved)
$363,499 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2017 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2017) $255,590
Supplement (2019) $107,909


PJ-250083-16

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Caryn Radick (Project Director: January 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.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$657,347 (approved)
$657,165 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $186,204
Supplement (2018) $219,607
Supplement (2020) $251,354


PJ-250167-16

State Historical Society of Colorado (Denver, CO 80203-2109)
Elisa Phelps (Project Director: January 2016 to August 2018)
Kerry Baldwin (Project Director: August 2018 to March 2019)
Melissa de Bie (Project Director: March 2019 to July 2019)
Shaun Boyd (Project Director: July 2019 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

Totals:
$648,914 (approved)
$647,892 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $200,000
Supplement (2018) $224,000
Supplement (2020) $223,892


PJ-250239-16

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)
Mark Phillips (Project Director: January 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

Totals:
$398,962 (approved)
$398,962 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 2/28/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $200,000
Supplement (2018) $198,962


PJ-250250-16

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (Juneau, AK 99811-0571)
Anastasia L. Tarmann (Project Director: January 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

Totals:
$675,047 (approved)
$675,047 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $275,000
Supplement (2018) $306,453
Supplement (2020) $93,594


PJ-250258-16

Maine State Library (Augusta, ME 04330-6845)
Peggy O'Kane (Project Director: January 2016 to August 2020)
Adam Charles Fisher (Project Director: August 2020 to present)
Maine Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Maine newspapers, dating from 1785 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Maine Digital Newspaper Project seeks to create approximately 200,000 pages of digital newspaper content from existing microfilm master files of newspapers published in Maine between 1785 and 1963. 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

Totals:
$612,270 (approved)
$609,566 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $275,000
Supplement (2018) $127,000
Supplement (2020) $207,566


PJ-230669-15

Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Jennifer Agee Jones (Project Director: January 2015 to March 2019)
Shawn P. Rounds (Project Director: March 2019 to present)
Shawn P. Rounds (Co Project Director: October 2017 to March 2019)
Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project

The digitization of 100,000 pages of historic Minnesota newspapers published between 1690 and 1963 as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Minnesota Historical Society proposes to digitize 100,000 pages of Minnesota newspapers from the period 1690-1963, as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Project. 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.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$731,855 (approved)
$731,855 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2015) $250,000
Supplement (2017) $239,726
Supplement (2019) $242,129


PJ-230831-15

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Gregg A. Silvis (Project Director: January 2015 to August 2018)
Molly Olney-Zide (Project Director: August 2018 to August 2018)
Monica McCormick (Project Director: August 2018 to September 2018)
Molly Olney-Zide (Project Director: September 2018 to September 2018)
Monica McCormick (Project Director: September 2018 to present)
Molly Olney-Zide (Co Project Director: May 2021 to present)
Delaware Digital Newspaper Project

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

The University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press proposes digitizing 100,000 pages of three historically significant Delaware newspaper titles: Middletown Transcript (1923-1963), Labor Herald (1940-1955), and Every Evening, Wilmington Daily Commercial (1904-1920). The master negative microfilm reels for the first two titles are held within the University of Delaware's University Archives and Records Management unit, and duplicates of the master negatives of Every Evening, Wilmington Daily Commercial were purchased from ProQuest. Preliminary copyright research supports the public domain status of all post-1923 content.

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Project fields:
Journalism

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$626,203 (approved)
$626,203 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2015) $121,907
Supplement (2017) $253,869
Supplement (2019) $250,427


PJ-230845-15

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA 92521-0001)
Brian Geiger (Project Director: January 2015 to June 2019)
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

Totals:
$250,000 (approved)
$249,999 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2017


PJ-230847-15

State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Madison, WI 53706-1482)
Kathleen D. Mullen (Project Director: January 2015 to May 2018)
Paul Hedges (Project Director: May 2018 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

Totals:
$711,058 (approved)
$705,903 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2015) $262,816
Supplement (2017) $235,000
Supplement (2019) $208,087


PJ-50136-14

South Dakota Department of Education (Pierre, SD 57501-2291)
Chelle Somsen (Project Director: January 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

Totals:
$814,865 (approved)
$814,865 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 6/30/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2014) $294,665
Supplement (2016) $240,000
Supplement (2018) $280,200


PJ-50137-14

Board of Regents Nevada System of Higher Education (Las Vegas, NV 89154-9900)
Jason Vaughan (Project Director: January 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

Totals:
$776,070 (approved)
$776,070 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 11/30/2020

Funding details:
Original grant (2014) $311,070
Supplement (2016) $210,000
Supplement (2018) $255,000


PJ-50138-14

Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA 23219-8000)
Errol Somay (Project Director: January 2014 to present)
Virginia Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Virginia newspapers, dating from 1690 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

During the 2019-2021 grant cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program, the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP) propose the digitization of a selection of historically significant Virginia imprint newspapers for the period 1690-1963, with two areas of focus: antebellum and Civil War era newspapers and newspapers published during the early years of the Civil Rights movement, specifically 1958-1963. The titles will be selected in consultation with the Project's Advisory Committee. The goal is to contribute 100,000 pages of Virginia imprint newspapers to the Library of Congress for addition to Chronicling America.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$972,833 (approved)
$972,833 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2014 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2014) $323,084
Supplement (2017) $324,761
Supplement (2019) $324,988


PJ-50106-13

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Jennie Levine Knies (Project Director: January 2012 to January 2015)
Babak Hamidzadeh (Project Director: January 2015 to June 2016)
Robin C. Pike (Project Director: June 2016 to August 2018)
Douglas P. McElrath (Project Director: August 2018 to September 2018)
Robin C. Pike (Project Director: September 2018 to present)
Robin C. Pike (Co Project Director: August 2018 to September 2018)
Rebecca E. Wack (Co Project Director: August 2018 to August 2018)
Douglas P. McElrath (Co Project Director: September 2018 to present)
Maryland Digital Newspaper Project

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

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,778,366 (approved)
$1,431,582 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2012 – 8/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2013) $325,000
Supplement (2014) $290,000
Supplement (2016) $250,000
Supplement (2018) $264,000
Supplement (2020) $302,582


PJ-50116-13

Connecticut State Library (Hartford, CT 06106-1569)
Jane F. Cullinane (Project Director: January 2013 to July 2019)
Gail Hurley (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project

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 2019-2021, the CT State Library will digitize an additional 110,000 pages of newspapers, with the support of the CT and Litchfield historical societies, Yale Univ., Bridgeport and Putnam libraries, who will lend film. We request $263,921 from NEH and will contribute 35.6% in cost share. The Advisory Board would like to select newspapers from the early 19th century and 1930-40 and will narrow the choices after the film is inspected and copyright checked. The Board includes 2 historians, an academic/journalist, state archivist, librarian, educator, and humanities representative and will not consider their own research interests but the wider needs of the project. Staff will follow LOC’s Technical Guidelines for quality review and deliver digital files, metadata, updated MARC records and duplicate negatives to LOC for access in Chronicling America and will do outreach to new and established audiences.

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Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,103,281 (approved)
$1,103,281 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2013) $274,034
Supplement (2015) $250,000
Supplement (2017) $320,536
Supplement (2019) $258,711


PJ-50119-13

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Patrick Reakes (Project Director: January 2013 to March 2021)
Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project

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

Totals:
$923,000 (approved)
$817,857 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 8/31/2019

Funding details:
Original grant (2013) $325,000
Supplement (2015) $288,000
Supplement (2017) $310,000
Supplement (2021) $-105,143


PJ-50127-13

Idaho State Historical Society (Boise, ID 83702-5652)
Stephen Barrett (Project Director: January 2013 to August 2017)
Jenaleigh Kiebert (Project Director: August 2017 to February 2018)
Erin Bostwick (Project Director: February 2018 to present)
Idaho Digital Newspaper Program

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

Totals:
$727,673 (approved)
$727,673 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 2/29/2020

Funding details:
Original grant (2013) $277,673
Supplement (2015) $250,000
Supplement (2017) $200,000


PJ-50131-13

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

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$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


PJ-50100-12

Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI 48859-0001)
Frank Boles (Project Director: January 2012 to present)
Michigan Digital Newspaper Project

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

Totals:
$1,157,548 (approved)
$1,157,548 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2012 – 11/30/2020

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $274,208
Supplement (2014) $325,000
Supplement (2016) $275,000
Supplement (2018) $283,340


PJ-50105-12

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)
John Alexander Blythe (Project Director: January 2012 to present)
North Carolina Digital Newspaper Project

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

Totals:
$941,192 (approved)
$941,192 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 1/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $303,192
Supplement (2014) $160,000
Supplement (2016) $215,000
Supplement (2018) $263,000


PJ-50108-12

State Historical Society of Iowa (Des Moines, IA 50319-1006)
Carol Kirsch (Project Director: January 2012 to September 2013)
Millie K. Frese (Project Director: September 2013 to June 2015)
Anthony Jahn (Project Director: June 2015 to present)
Jodene K. Evans (Co Project Director: September 2013 to March 2016)
Iowa Digital Newspaper Project

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

Totals:
$1,201,344 (approved)
$1,201,344 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2012 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $300,000
Supplement (2014) $306,136
Supplement (2016) $275,000
Supplement (2018) $320,208


PJ-50074-11

State Historical Society of North Dakota (Bismarck, ND 58505-0612)
Ann B. Jenks (Project Director: January 2011 to present)
North Dakota Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

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

Totals:
$1,124,967 (approved)
$1,124,967 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2011 – 8/31/2019

Funding details:
Original grant (2011) $350,000
Supplement (2013) $285,000
Supplement (2015) $243,362
Supplement (2017) $246,605


PJ-50080-11

West Virginia University Research Corporation (Morgantown, WV 26505-2742)
John Cuthbert (Project Director: January 2011 to present)
West Virginia Digital Newspaper Project

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 continue participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program. The WVUL will digitize 100,000 pages of important historic and representative newspapers published within the present borders of West Virginia within the project date frame which now extends up to 1963. This project will fully comply with all requirements and technical specifications set forth by the NEH and the Library of Congress for digital newspaper projects.

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$968,290 (approved)
$968,290 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2011 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2011) $265,979
Supplement (2013) $135,000
Supplement (2015) $155,000
Supplement (2017) $210,394
Supplement (2019) $201,917


PJ-50086-11

Indiana State Library (Indianapolis, IN 46204-2207)
Connie Rendfeld (Project Director: January 2011 to February 2017)
Wendy Knapp (Project Director: February 2017 to July 2017)
S. Chandler Lighty (Project Director: July 2017 to present)
Indiana Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

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

Totals:
$926,157 (approved)
$921,163 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2011 – 8/31/2019

Funding details:
Original grant (2011) $293,157
Supplement (2013) $200,000
Supplement (2015) $220,000
Supplement (2017) $208,006


PJ-50061-10

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN 37916-3801)
JoAnne M. Deeken (Project Director: November 2009 to October 2015)
Laura Kristina Bronstad (Project Director: October 2015 to May 2021)
Tennessee Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Tennessee's microfilmed newspapers, dating from 1836-1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of Tennessee proposes to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of newspapers published in Tennessee between 1836 and 1922. The digitization will be from 2nd generation negative microfilm. The masters of the film are owned by the Tennessee State Library and Archives which is a partner in the project. Digitization and metadata creation will be performed by a vendor chosen by RFP after the grant is awarded. We will follow all the technical specifications outlined by the Library of Congress following the time line included in the proposal narrative. The selection of titles to be digitized will be made by a distinguished Advisory Committee with membership from various prospective user groups and who represent the 3 Grand Divisions of the State. The newspapers chosen for this grant will also represent each of these Divisions.

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Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$995,165 (approved)
$991,698 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 8/31/2016

Funding details:
Original grant (2010) $325,165
Supplement (2012) $325,000
Supplement (2014) $345,000
Supplement (2021) $-3,467


PJ-50064-10

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001)
Kevin James Comerford (Project Director: August 2012 to May 2021)
Michael Kelly (Co Project Director: November 2009 to May 2021)
New Mexico Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of New Mexico newspapers, dating from 1840 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of New Mexico University Libraries, Center for Southwest Research with the assistance of the National Endowment for the Humanities will digitize 100,000 pages of New Mexico newspapers published between the period 1836-1922. The Center for Southwest Research holds the master negative film for New Mexico newspapers filmed during the NEH Newspaper microfilming project. The CSWR will acquire copy negatives from Heritage Microfilm, Inc. to complete this project.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$880,641 (approved)
$872,579 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 8/31/2016

Funding details:
Original grant (2010) $351,641
Supplement (2012) $309,000
Supplement (2014) $220,000
Supplement (2021) $-8,062


PJ-50070-10

University of Vermont (Burlington, VT 05405-0160)
Birdie MacLennan (Project Director: November 2009 to March 2014)
Erenst Anip (Project Director: March 2014 to March 2014)
Jeffrey D. Marshall (Project Director: March 2014 to December 2019)
Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 90,000 pages of Vermont newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Upon approval of this proposal, the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (VTDNP) will endeavor to select and digitize from previously produced microfilm, 90,000 pages of historical Vermont newspapers as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The selected titles will represent a balanced geographic cross-section of the state in English and will cover the time period from 1836 to 1922 that are held in the collections of the Vermont Department of Libraries and at the University of Vermont. The digitized newspapers will be made freely available to the public via the Library of Congress' Chronicling America database (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/).

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$976,552 (approved)
$956,023 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 5/31/2017

Funding details:
Original grant (2010) $391,552
Supplement (2012) $300,000
Supplement (2014) $285,000
Supplement (2020) $-20,529


PJ-50040-09

Montana Historical Society (Helena, MT 59601-4514)
Molly Kruckenberg (Project Director: November 2008 to September 2018)
Montana Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

The digitization of 50,000 pages of Montana's newspapers, dating from 1860-1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Montana Historical Society requests funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities over a two-year period to digitize 100,000 pages of Montana's microfilmed newspapers for the Montana Newspaper Digitization Project. The Montana Historical Society holds the most complete collection of Montana newspapers on microfilm, including all significant titles from the years 1860 to 1922. The Montana Newspaper Digitization Project will deliver the digitized newspaper pages to the Library of Congress as well as all required accompanying digital, textual and microfilm deliverables.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$871,252 (approved)
$871,252 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 8/31/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $281,252
Supplement (2011) $290,000
Supplement (2013) $300,000


PJ-50043-09

University of Illinois (Champaign, IL 61801-3620)
Mary Stuart (Project Director: November 2008 to September 2012)
Adriana Cuervo (Project Director: September 2012 to July 2013)
Marek Sroka (Project Director: July 2013 to September 2015)
Kyle Rimkus (Project Director: September 2015 to present)
Illinois Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

The digitization of 100,000 pages of Illinois newspapers, dating from 1860 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library, on behalf of the Illinois Digital Newspaper Project Planning Consortium, a coalition of major cultural heritage institutions in Illinois, proposes to select, digitize, and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 pages of historically significant Illinois newsprint, published between 1860 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The proposed Illinois Digital Newspaper Project (IDNP) builds on the success of the Illinois Newspaper Project (part of the United States Newspaper Program), funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and supported by the Library of Congress.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,594,862 (approved)
$1,409,137 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 8/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $150,000
Supplement (2010) $248,412
Supplement (2011) $325,000
Supplement (2013) $300,000
Supplement (2016) $200,000
Supplement (2018) $185,725


PJ-50045-09

Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka, KS 66615-1099)
Michael A. Church (Project Director: November 2008 to March 2016)
Kansas Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

The digitization of 100,000 pages of Kansas newspaper titles, dating from 1860 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Kansas Historical Society (KSHS) requests $259,353.60 as part of the fiscal years 2010-2011 cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) to digitize 100,000 pages of English language Kansas newspapers published between 1860 and 1922 for inclusion on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website. KSHS is the only major repository of Kansas newspapers. An advisory board of scholars, teachers, archivists, and librarians will assist in the selection of titles to be scanned. Selected titles may focus on the Farmers' Alliance and Populist movements of the 1890s, for which the Kansas Populist leaders were nationally known, or on the settlement of the state during the Free State/Slavery controversy (1860s) and the later cattle drives/cowtown era (1880s). KSHS looks forward to participating in the NDNP project and adding Kansas' story to Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$623,504 (approved)
$623,504 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 12/31/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $260,004
Supplement (2011) $194,000
Supplement (2013) $169,500


PJ-50046-09

University of South Carolina Research Foundation (Columbia, SC 29208-0001)
Kate Foster Boyd (Project Director: November 2008 to January 2016)
South Carolina Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

The digitization of 100,000 pages of South Carolina newspapers, dating from 1860 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Activities Center in collaboration with the South Carolina Library will scan and deliver to the Library of Congress (LC) through the National Endowment for the Humanities National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) an estimated 100,000 pages of newspapers, on approximately 700 rolls of film, spanning the years 1860 to 1922. The selected papers will represent the state's major economic and geographic regions and will reflect major artistic, cultural, economic, ethnic, literary, political, racial and religious events in South Carolina and in the region.

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$975,883 (approved)
$975,775 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 8/31/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $350,883
Supplement (2011) $324,892
Supplement (2013) $300,000


PJ-50050-09

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4600)
Elaine B. Smyth (Project Director: November 2008 to August 2011)
Gina R. Costello (Project Director: August 2011 to April 2016)
Louisiana Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

The digitization of 100,000 pages of Louisiana newspapers, dating from 1860-1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Louisiana State University Libraries propose a project to digitize (from microfilm and original issues) and make freely available 100,000 pages of Louisiana newspapers published between 1860 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. This 62-year span includes some of the most tumultuous periods in the state's history, from secession and the Civil War, through Reconstruction and the reactionary backlash that followed it, the institutionalization of segregation in the "Jim Crow" laws, and the development of the oil and gas industries early in the 20th century. The LSU Libraries have been microfilming Louisiana newspapers since the 1940s and hold the majority of master negative microfilm of Louisiana newspapers in existence; some important master microfilm is also held by ProQuest. The project will employ a Project Manager and a Graduate Assistant, in addition to Libraries staff who have previously participated in successful grant-supported digitization projects.

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$846,380 (approved)
$826,091 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 8/31/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $351,380
Supplement (2011) $285,000
Supplement (2013) $189,711


PJ-50052-09

University of Oregon (Eugene, OR 97403-5219)
Karen Estlund (Project Director: November 2008 to December 2015)
Oregon Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

The digitization of 100,000 pages of Oregon newspapers, dating from 1860 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program proposes to be a participant in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Under this proposal requests funds to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Oregon newspaper content for inclusion in NDNP. The digitized newspapers will be full text searchable and available online as part of the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site. Oregon's early newspapers chronicle significant events in Oregon, our country, and the world. Researchers of early race relations, feminism, labor movements, and literature can find a vast amount of primary resources within the pages of historic Oregon newspapers. This online resource is invaluable for scholars, educators and enthusiasts in history and the humanities. In addition to the online collection, preservation quality copies of the newspapers on microfilm and preservation quality tiffs will be deposited in the Library of Congress to ensure the knowledge of our past is available for generations to come.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$925,393 (approved)
$925,393 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 11/30/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $365,393
Supplement (2011) $325,000
Supplement (2014) $235,000


PJ-50053-09

Oklahoma Historical Society (Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917)
Chad Williams (Project Director: November 2008 to April 2016)
Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

The digitization of 100,000 pages of Oklahoma newspapers dating from 1860 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), in partnership with the University of North Texas (UNT) and the Oklahoma Press Association (OPA), plan to digitize and make available 100,000 newspaper pages to the National Digital Newspaper Project. The titles selected will reflect the state's political, cultural, and economic history, span Oklahoma regionally and cover the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century time period. Combining the large microfilm collection of the OHS and the technical support of UNT, the partners believe that this undertaking will successfully contribute to the public's access to these regionally significant manuscripts.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$933,195 (approved)
$932,613 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 8/31/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $308,195
Supplement (2011) $324,418
Supplement (2013) $300,000


PJ-50034-08

Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA 16802-1503)
Lydia Suzanne Kellerman (Project Director: November 2007 to January 2015)
Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Pennsylvania newspapers, dating from 1880 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

On behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State University Libraries requests funding in the amount of $393,650 to support its participation in the National Endowment for the Humanities? National Digital Newspaper Program coordinated by the Library of Congress. In addition to the amount requested from NEH, the Pennsylvania State University Libraries will provide $150,146 in cost-share support for the project.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,108,665 (approved)
$1,108,665 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 8/31/2014

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $393,650
Supplement (2010) $393,489
Supplement (2012) $321,526


PJ-50035-08

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI 96822-2247)
Joan Hori (Project Director: November 2007 to November 2012)
Martha Chantiny (Project Director: November 2012 to October 2015)
Hawai'i Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 25,000 pages of Hawai'i newspapers, dating from 1880 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Project will digitize and submit files and microfilm of newspapers that provided statewide (before annexation to the U.S., country-wide) coverage and had significant influence on the archipelago. Since the mid-1800s the major English language newspapers in Hawai'i have been primary sources of historical information used by students to learn about important events and study political and social movements. Access to issues of these papers has been via microfilm located in libraries throughout the state. Heavy use and poor environmental conditions have caused deterioration of the copies of the film. Presently the only way to locate information in the papers is by using printed indexes. These indexes do not include issues published prior to 1929. Newspapers in digital format are more readily accessible and enable broader access. Digitization will improve search capabilities as well as access through the Library of Congress website.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$875,938 (approved)
$841,277 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 6/30/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $200,000
Supplement (2009) $140,920
Supplement (2010) $270,000
Supplement (2012) $230,357


PJ-50036-08

Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records (Phoenix, AZ 85007-2819)
Melanie Sturgeon (Project Director: November 2007 to June 2015)
Arizona Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Arizona newspapers, dating from 1880 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, (ASLAPR) leading a statewide collaboration, will digitize approximately 50 Arizona newspaper titles, 1880-1912, and make them available to the National Digital Newspaper Project. These years are especially significant in Arizona history because they document the three decades that immediately precede Statehood on February, 12, 1912. ASLAPR is a lead agency planning the Arizona Centennial, and this digitization project can contribute directly to Arizonans' understanding and appreciation of their state's history. Digitization will follow Library of Congress specifications as outlined in the NDNP Technical Guidelines. ASLAPR will also make the information available on its own website.

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$914,790 (approved)
$905,722 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 12/31/2014

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $400,000
Supplement (2010) $314,790
Supplement (2012) $190,932


PJ-50037-08

State Historical Society of Missouri (Columbia, MO 65201-7207)
Seth Andrew Smith (Project Director: November 2007 to June 2010)
Gerald Hirsch (Project Director: June 2010 to April 2016)
Missouri Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Missouri newspapers, dating from 1880 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The State Historical Society of Missouri holds a unique and comprehensive collection of historical newspapers and welcomes the opportunity to present select titles from 1880-1922 for placement online through NDNP. The turn of the 20th century is a period of rich history for both state and national studies with newspaper coverage of the following issues among many: Reconstruction; railroad expansion and travel; large immigrant populations; industrialization; labor-focused political movements and parties; agricultural improvements; and the U.S. involvement in World War I. The State Historical Society and its partners at the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative, Missouri Press Association, and University of Missouri School of Journalism are prepared to digitize and make available 100,000 pages of historic Missouri newspapers to offer a significant contribution to Missouri's cultural heritage and our shared experience as Americans.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$595,412 (approved)
$594,826 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 8/31/2014

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $179,740
Supplement (2010) $215,672
Supplement (2012) $199,414


PJ-50038-08

Washington State Library (Olympia, WA 98504-0001)
Shawn Schollmeyer (Project Director: November 2007 to September 2018)
Washington Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Washington State's microfilmed newspapers from 1880 to 1922, as part of the National Newspaper Digital Program (NDNP).

Contemporary newspapers provide a unique view into the history and daily activities of our country. Newspapers reflect the complex life of a local community from the effects of national events to the minutiae of lost horses and grocery prices. This project aims to increase the availability and accessability of significant collections of these resources by creating a representative digital newspaper collection for Washington State. The project partners include the University of Washington Library, the Washington State University Library, the Seattle Public Library and the Washington State Library. These libraries represent the most significant repositories of newspapers on microfilm in the state. The collections held at the partner libraries are the focus of the project. These partners have been meeting for the last year and a half to discuss a collaborative project, issues about collections, and ways to work together to form a statewide digital collection.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$935,424 (approved)
$935,424 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 12/31/2014

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $341,424
Supplement (2010) $284,000
Supplement (2012) $310,000


PJ-50039-08

Ohio Historical Society (Columbus, OH 43211-2474)
Angela K. O'Neal (Project Director: November 2007 to May 2013)
Jason A. Crabill (Project Director: May 2013 to June 2016)
Jillian Carney (Project Director: June 2016 to August 2018)
Jenni Salamon (Project Director: August 2018 to present)
Ohio Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Ohio's microfilmed newspapers from 1880 to 1922, as part of the National Newspaper Digital Program (NDNP).

The Ohio Historical Society (OHS) will digitize 100,000 pages of Ohio?s microfilmed newspapers for the Ohio Newspaper Digitization Project (ONDP). The two-year project will deliver digitized newspaper pages to the Library of Congress for inclusion in the Chronicling America online repository. Ohio?s newspapers reflect the state?s pivotal role within our nation?s history. The Society holds the most complete newspaper microfilm collection in the state. An Advisory Board representative of historians, educators, scholars, librarians and archivists in Ohio will be responsible for selecting titles from the Society?s collection that are between the dates of 1880 and 1922. With funding from NEH and the support of the Library of Congress, the Ohio Historical Society will provide an essential contribution to the National Digital Newspaper Project.

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,382,467 (approved)
$1,382,467 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 2/28/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $353,069
Supplement (2010) $334,000
Supplement (2012) $248,600
Supplement (2016) $200,000
Supplement (2018) $246,798


PJ-50023-07

Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Robert Horton (Project Director: November 2006 to June 2012)
Jennifer Agee Jones (Project Director: June 2012 to March 2014)
Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Minnesota newspapers dating from 1880 to 1910 as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Minnesota Historical Society requests $199,108 to digitize 100,000 pages of Minnesota newspapers from the period 1880-1910, as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities? National Digital Newspaper Project. The project will take two years, from July 2007-June 2009. 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 create the framework for developing the work plan.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$789,445 (approved)
$789,445 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 12/31/2013

Funding details:
Original grant (2007) $199,108
Supplement (2009) $265,337
Supplement (2011) $325,000


PJ-50026-07

University of Nebraska, Board of Regents (Lincoln, NE 68503-2427)
Katherine L. Walter (Project Director: November 2006 to present)
Nebraska Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

Digitizing 100,000 pages of Nebraska newspaper titles, 1880 to 1910, scanned from 150 reels of microfilm created by the United States Newspaper Project that document the history and culture of Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and its partner, the Nebraska State Historical Society, propose to digitize an estimated 100,000 pages of Nebraska newspapers dating from 1880 to 1910 as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program at the Library of Congress. The project will be completed over a two year period. Newspapers selected for digitization will be of significant research value, represent a range of geographic areas and genres, and cover the time period as fully as possible. Digitization will include imaging, text conversion, metadata creation, and XML mark-up following guidelines provided by the Library of Congress. Digitization will be done by iArchives. Management of the project and quality control steps will be conducted by he University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries; copies of the newspaper microfilm will be provided by the Nebraska State Historical Society; and selection will be conducted and monitored by an advisory board of scholars, teachers, librarians, and editors.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$981,012 (approved)
$981,012 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2007 – 12/31/2020

Funding details:
Original grant (2007) $271,016
Supplement (2009) $291,996
Supplement (2016) $200,000
Supplement (2018) $218,000


PJ-50030-07

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)
Cathy Nelson Hartman (Project Director: November 2006 to December 2013)
Texas Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Texas newspapers, dating from 1880 to 1910, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of North Texas Libraries and its partners at the University of Texas?s Center for American History, the Texas Tech University?s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, plan to digitize and make available to the National Digital Newspaper Project 100,000 newspaper pages. The selected titles will reflect the political, economic history of the state; provide coverage for major regions of the state, including most major population areas; and have a broad chronological span. Pulling on the strengths among us, the partnership understands 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

Totals:
$1,122,342 (approved)
$1,121,633 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 8/31/2013

Funding details:
Original grant (2007) $397,552
Supplement (2009) $399,790
Supplement (2011) $324,291


PJ-50003-05

University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9049)
John A. Herbert (Project Director: October 2004 to December 2006)
Karen Estlund (Project Director: December 2006 to November 2007)
John A. Herbert (Project Director: November 2007 to April 2012)
Utah Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Utah newspapers, dating from 1900 to 1910, as part of the test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$863,034 (approved)
$863,034 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 12/31/2011

Funding details:
Original grant (2005) $352,693
Supplement (2007) $247,478
Supplement (2009) $262,863


PJ-50006-05

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Erich J. Kesse (Project Director: October 2004 to February 2009)
Florida Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

The digitization of 120,000 pages of Florida newspapers dating from 1900 to 1910, as part of a test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

This project will digitize and make available to the National Digital Newspaper Project approximately 50 Florida newspaper titles, dating from between 1900 and 1910, representing all of Florida’s major geographic regions and localities including county seats, other major cities and selected smaller municipalities. The project targets 120,000 pages in 60,000 frames of microfilm on approximately 200 reels. Target preservation microfilms will be second-generation, silver negative print-masters generated from stored first-generation silver negative camera masters. Camera masters were created to preservation standard during the U.S. Newspaper Project: Florida grants by the University of Florida’s Preservation Department.

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$320,959 (approved)
$320,959 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 5/31/2008


PJ-50007-05

University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY 40506-0004)
Mary H. Molinaro (Project Director: October 2004 to December 2013)
Kentucky Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

The digitization of 100,000 pages of Kentucky newspapers dating from 1900 to 1910, as part of a test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

University of Kentucky Libraries propose to prepare 100,000 digital pages images from high quality microfilm of historic Kentucky newspapers representing the period 1900 to 1910. The project will select titles from the Libraries’ extensive holdings of Kentucky newspaper on microfilm. Approximately 450 reels of microfilm and 450,000 pages of Kentucky newsprint form the target collection for conversion into OCR’d, fully keyword searchable, digital images. Prior to conversion, the microfilm will be inspected to ensure that it conforms to quality standards. Project staff, in consultation with an Advisory Board, will select titles that represent all the geopolitical regions of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,287,139 (approved)
$1,287,139 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 9/30/2013

Funding details:
Original grant (2005) $310,000
Supplement (2007) $399,886
Supplement (2009) $398,303
Supplement (2011) $175,000
Supplement (2012) $3,950


PJ-50008-05

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA 92521-0001)
Henry L. Snyder (Project Director: October 2004 to February 2011)
Brian Geiger (Project Director: February 2011 to December 2011)
California Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

Digitization of 150,000 pages of California newspapers dating from 1900 to 1910, as part of the test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The decade of 1900-1910 was a critical turning point in the history of California and one rich in economic, political and social development that are landmarks both in the history of the state and the nation. The Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR) is in a strong position to represent California in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). There are hundreds of California newspapers on microfilm for 1900-1910 that are available to the CBSR for digitization. The CBSR plans to provide 200,000 pages of California newspapers to the NDNP.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,200,000 (approved)
$1,200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 8/31/2011

Funding details:
Original grant (2005) $400,000
Supplement (2007) $400,000
Supplement (2009) $150,000
Supplement (2010) $250,000


PJ-50012-05

New York Public Library (New York, NY 10016-0133)
Barbara Taranto (Project Director: October 2004 to February 2009)
John R Balow (Project Director: February 2009 to February 2011)
Evelyn Frangakis (Project Director: February 2011 to December 2012)
New York State Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

Digitization of 100,000 pages of New York newspapers, dating from 1900 to 1910, as part of the test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The New York Public Library requests $499,911 to create digital access to historical New York State newspapers. Since 1725, when the first newspaper in New York was launched, the State has played a seminal role in the development of newspaper publishing. Issues from 1900 to 1910, drawn from NYPL’s extensive newspaper holdings, will be digitized from microform, creating image files, OCR text, and metadata for 100,000 pages. Priority titles have been identified. The Library’s Preservation and Digital Library Program staff will develop systems to organize, link, and ensure the quality of the digital materials. Partnering with Cornell University Library, NYPL will be able to contribute extensive technical expertise to the national NDNP effort.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,044,998 (approved)
$1,044,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 8/31/2012

Funding details:
Original grant (2005) $351,500
Supplement (2007) $313,085
Supplement (2009) $380,413


PJ-50014-05

Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA 23219-8000)
Errol Somay (Project Director: October 2004 to February 2014)
Virginia Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One

The digitization of 112,000 pages of Virginia newspapers, dating from 1900 to 1910, as part of a test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
National Digital Newspaper Program

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$950,289 (approved)
$950,289 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 10/31/2013

Funding details:
Original grant (2005) $201,226
Supplement (2007) $349,471
Supplement (2009) $399,592