Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey are the Chronicling America additions August 2016.

The four new partners are the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums; the Colorado Historical Society; the Maine State Library, and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Forty-three states and one territory are now participating in the program. NEH is now approaching its goal of representing every state and U.S. territory in Chronicling America, the open access database of historic American newspapers maintained by the Library of Congress.

Additional NEH awards have also been made to Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas partners to continue their contributions to Chronicling America.  More about all of the awards issued by NEH are available in August’s press release.

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between NEH, the Library of Congress, and state partners.  NEH awards enable state partners to choose and digitize newspapers representing their historical, cultural, and geographic diversity.  To date, over 11 million pages of historic newspapers are currently available on Chronicling America, with more being added all the time. State partners also contribute rich essays about each newspaper title and its historical context.  NDNP recently expanded its scope to include newspapers published between 1690 and 1963.