NEH has announced the addition of South Dakota and Nevada to the National Digital Newspaper Program, a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.
The National Digital Newspaper Program’s website is Chronicling America, a free, searchable Library of Congress resource providing information about and access to historic United States newspapers. To date, more than 7.8 million pages published between 1836 and 1922 are available on the site.
Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. This brings the number of participants in the program to 39, including 37 states, one territory, and the District of Columbia.
NEH and the Library of Congress are working to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America. In addition, supplementary awards have been made to eight state partners already participating in the program. You may read about all of the awards issued in July in the NEH press release here.
The Library of Congress makes these newspapers available to the public through the Chronicling America site (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov) and permanently maintains the digital information. In addition to English-language titles, Chronicling America also includes newspapers published in the U.S. in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Swedish.