Thursday, March 11, 2010

Historic American Newspapers

Check out Chronicling America, the Library of Congress's on-line collection of historic American newspapers. According to the Library:
Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories. More information on program guidelines, participation, and technical information can be found here or here.

1 comment:

Dan Ernst said...

I'm posting the following comment of Alex Tsesis:

"Chronicling America is a decent collection but still very limited in its scope. I've spoken to librarians at the Library of Congress who tell me that fiscal considerations have lead to slow development of the resource, but they hope to expand it both as far as the extent of newspaper and chronological coverage. The best historical, meta-newspaper search engines continue to be Access Newspaper Archive, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, and Early American Newspapers, Series 1-3."