Updates to Chronicling America Historic Newspapers August 2013 is today’s Follow Friday. The Library of Congress announced the additions yesterday of 600,000 historic newspaper pages. First-time contributions are from Iowa, Michigan, and West Virginia. Other new additions include content from Hawaii, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Chronicling America is my favorite historic newspaper site (and it’s always free). The latest stats: LC has added 6.6 million searchable digitized newspaper pages from 1,100 newspaper titles, published in 30 states and the District of Columbia between 1836 and 1922. Updates to Chronicling America Historic Newspapers are always good news.

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