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PJ-50106-13
Maryland Digital Newspaper Project
Robin Pike, University of Maryland, College Park

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PJ-50106-13

The Future of the Past: How Chronicling America Can Impact Genealogical Stories (Book Section)
Title: The Future of the Past: How Chronicling America Can Impact Genealogical Stories
Author: Pike, Robin C.
Author: Kephart, Anna J.
Author: McElrath, Douglas
Editor: Smallwood, Carol
Editor: Gubnitskaia, Vera
Abstract: Covering trends, issues and case studies, this collection presents 34 new essays by library professionals actively engaged in helping patrons with genealogy research across the United States. Topics include strategies for finding military and court records, mapping family migration and settlement, creating and accessing local digital services, and developing materials and instruction for patrons. Forewordist D. Joshua Taylor, host of Genealogy Roadshow and president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, notes: The increasing popularity of the topic requires that any librarian who encounters genealogical customers remain on the forefront of new developments in the field.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1048450269
Primary URL Description: Link to book in WorldCat.
Access Model: Purchase
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Book Title: Genealogy and the Librarian: perspectives on research, instruction, outreach and management
ISBN: 9781476670874

Bladensburg and the War of 1812: Three Family with Many Stories (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Bladensburg and the War of 1812: Three Family with Many Stories
Author: McElrath, Douglas
Abstract: Keynote address at the Old Defenders meeting of the Society of the War of 1812. Riversdale National Historic Landmark, Riverdale, MD. Relied on historic newspapers to profile the Kennedys, Mackubins, and Ewells.
Date: 06/02/2018
Conference Name: Old Defenders meeting of the Society of the War of 1812

In Pursuit of Elusive Ancestors: Genealogists and Chronicling America (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: In Pursuit of Elusive Ancestors: Genealogists and Chronicling America
Author: McElrath, Douglas
Abstract: Paper detailing how Chronicling America has been taught to genealogists to facilitate their personal research.
Date: 09/11/2017
Conference Name: National Digital Newspaper Program Awardees Conference

Chronicling America for Classroom UseIn Pursuit of Elusive Ancestors: Genealogists and Chronicling America (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Chronicling America for Classroom UseIn Pursuit of Elusive Ancestors: Genealogists and Chronicling America
Author: Wack, Rebecca
Abstract: Presentation to undergraduate students majoring in history education, teaching them about Chronicling America and how they might use it in classroom lesson plans. For EDCI426, Knowledge, Reasoning, and Learning in Secondary Social Studies, University of Maryland, College Park.
Date: 10/05/2017
Conference Name: EDCI426

Using Chronicling America in Genealogical Research (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Using Chronicling America in Genealogical Research
Abstract: Rebecca Wack gave an education talk at the Harford County Public Library in Joppa, MD on September 18, 2018; she taught community members how to use Chronicling America for genealogical research.
Author: Rebecca Wack
Date: 09/18/2018
Location: Joppa, MD

Historic Maryland Newspapers Project Update (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Historic Maryland Newspapers Project Update
Abstract: Update on the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project (HMNP) at the Maryland Caucus meeting at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Also distributed an HNMP information sheet, and NDNP bookmarks and postcards.
Author: Douglas McElrath
Date: 04/12/2019
Location: Morgantown, WV

HIST 353 The Worlds of Franklin (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: HIST 353 The Worlds of Franklin
Author: Douglas McElrath
Abstract: University of Maryland class. In a guest-lecture on March 28, 2019, Doug McElrath used historic newspapers and other sources to illustrate how printed matter informed the communications networks of revolutionary America.
Year: 2019
Audience: Undergraduate

History of Baltimore Libraries (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: History of Baltimore Libraries
Author: Douglas McElrath
Abstract: Goucher College Class: History of Baltimore Libraries, April 4, 2019. Doug McElrath's guest lecture, "In the Beginning: Baltimore's First Libraries" relied on historic newspapers to chronicle subscription and membership libraries in Baltimore in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Year: 2019
Audience: Undergraduate

HIST 408W Votes for Women in Maryland (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: HIST 408W Votes for Women in Maryland
Author: Eric Lindquist
Author: Douglas McElrath
Abstract: A key project for HIST 408W was to conduct biographical research on obscure suffragists from Maryland, and historic newspapers were a major resource for the undergraduate students in this class. Douglas McElrath and Eric Lindquist taught research instruction sessions and performed individual reference sessions for students in the class during the semester. The result was biographical essays for potention inclusion in the online subscription resource "Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States." The project is coordinated out of SUNY Binghamton, and the online product is distributed by Alexander Street Press: https://chswg.binghamton.edu/WASM-US/crowdsourcing/online_biographical_dictionary.html
Year: 2019
Audience: Undergraduate

How We Helped UMD Undergraduates Construct Biographies of Obscure Maryland Suffragists: A Collaboration between the UMD Libraries and a History Department Course (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: How We Helped UMD Undergraduates Construct Biographies of Obscure Maryland Suffragists: A Collaboration between the UMD Libraries and a History Department Course
Author: Eric Lindquist
Author: Douglas McElrath
Abstract: Looking ahead to the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, Professor Robyn Muncy of the History Department offered a senior seminar in the spring semester of 2019 (History 408W: Votes for Women in Maryland! ) with an unusual assignment. The students were to write biographies of obscure Maryland suffragists for possible inclusion in Women and Social Movements in the U.S., an online subscription resource. (The UMD Libraries subscribe.) Because the women concerned are obscure, such a task would have been virtually impossible until fairly recently, but the digitization of many primary sources has greatly increased the possibilities in this kind of research. The course presented an excellent opportunity for close collaboration with the Libraries. UMD librarians and curators held two sessions for the course. In the first, Eric Lindquist and Doug McElrath showed how digitized newspapers and digitized census records could be used to create surprisingly rich pictures of even the obscurest of suffragists. In the second session, the class met with Ashleigh Coren in Hornbake to be introduced to other resources that would help them. The collaboration between course and Libraries might continue beyond the spring. The Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives are planning an exhibit on women's activism to mark the centennial of the 19th amendment, and some work arising from the course might be included.
Date: 06/11/2019
Conference Name: UMD Libraries Research and Innovative Practice Forum

HISP 611 Historical Research Methods (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: HISP 611 Historical Research Methods
Author: Douglas McElrath
Abstract: A graduate-level course required of all students in the University of Maryland's Historic Preservation Program in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Assignments include using historic newspapers in Chronicling America to search for contextual information about people and events associated with historic sites.
Year: 2019
Audience: Graduate

Moses the News Vendor: Newspapers and African Americans in Ante-Bellum Baltimore (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Moses the News Vendor: Newspapers and African Americans in Ante-Bellum Baltimore
Author: Douglas McElrath
Abstract: A paper about African American newspapers in Ante-Bellum Baltimore, MD presented at the conference titled "One Press, Many Hands: Diversity in the History of American Printing."
Date: 10/26/2019
Conference Name: American Printing History Association National Conference

Using Chronicling America in Genealogical Research (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Using Chronicling America in Genealogical Research
Abstract: An overview of the National Digital Newspaper Program and the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, and how to use Chronicling American for genealogical research.
Author: Pamela McClanahan
Date: 01/18/2020
Location: Enoch Pratt State Library, Baltimore, MD

Using Chronicling America in Genealogical Research (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Using Chronicling America in Genealogical Research
Abstract: An overview of the National Digital Newspaper Program and the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, and how to use Chronicling American for genealogical research.
Author: Pamela McClanahan
Date: 10/15/2019
Location: Harford County Public Library, Joppa, MD

Analyzing the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project Collection (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Analyzing the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project Collection
Author: Pamela McClanhan
Abstract: Pamela A. McClanahan, Digital Projects Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries and Project Manager for the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project (HMNP) will share research conducted on the Maryland newspaper collection from the Chronicling America newspaper database at Library of Congress. HMNP is the Maryland state awardee of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities, and selects and digitizes newspapers published in the state of Maryland to be included in Chronicling America. HMNP has been digitizing newspapers since 2012 and includes newspapers from throughout the state from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. There has been an emphasis on selecting diverse titles such as those representing political minority groups, labor groups, non-english language, immigrant communities, and the women’s suffrage movement in the state. HMNP has been analyzing data from Chronicling America to better understand the Maryland newspapers including number of titles and number of pages by such factors as region of state and county, year published, ethnicity of community audience, language, and political leaning. Data visualization software is being used to provide a new way of looking at the collection. Not only will this help researchers to better understand and utilize the Maryland newspapers, but also assist HMNP with future selection decisions for digitization. While still in the beginning stage of this research, this poster will highlight the reasoning for this data analysis, share preliminary findings, and discuss next steps and considerations for further research.
Date: 08/05/2020
Primary URL: https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/P1%20McClanahan_Poster_SAARF2020.pdf
Primary URL Description: Link to the poster
Conference Name: Society of American Archivists

Pamela A. McClanahan, Digital Projects Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries and Project Manager for the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project (HMNP) will share research conducted on the Maryland newspaper collection from the Chronicling America ne (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Pamela A. McClanahan, Digital Projects Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries and Project Manager for the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project (HMNP) will share research conducted on the Maryland newspaper collection from the Chronicling America ne
Author: Pamela McClanahan
Abstract: Pamela A. McClanahan, Digital Projects Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries and Project Manager for the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project (HMNP) will provide an introduction to the Maryland newspaper collection from the Chronicling America newspaper database at Library of Congress. HMNP is the Maryland state awardee of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities, and selects and digitizes newspapers published in the state of Maryland to be made freely accessible on the Chronicling America website. HMNP has been digitizing newspapers since 2012 with an emphasis on diverse titles and includes newspapers from throughout the state from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. McClanahan will share her interest going forward to analyze data about the newspaper title selections, as well as the text of the collections to better understand representation and themes in the Maryland newspapers.
Date: 08/12/2020
Primary URL: https://wp.towson.edu/tcal/chronicling-america-and-the-historic-maryland-newspapers-project/
Primary URL Description: Link to conference session webpage to access to abstract, recorded presentation for the virtual conference, and the presentation transcript.


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