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The Connecticut State Library has received two awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities for National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grants to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers. The first grant ran from September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2015 and the second will run from September 1, 2015 -August 31, 2017.  Each grant allows the Connecticut State Library to add 100,000 pages, digitized from microfilm of newspapers published in Connecticut between 1836-1922, to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America newspaper database.

The project in a nutshell?

Watch this presentation by Nathan Yarasavage from the Library of Congress and the National Digital Newspaper Program!

Filmed Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the State Legislative Office Building.
Which newspapers are online? How were they chosen?

The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) formed an Advisory Board that selected the following titles to be digitized during the first grant cycle:

Note: The Republican Farmer, a weekly edition, will also be included for 1918-1920.

The titles selected for the second grant cycle are:

  • New Haven Journal and Courier, 1880-1908
  • Newtown Bee, 1877-1909
  • Waterbury Evening Democrat, 1887-1908


Preserving Connecticut's History