The Connecticut State Library has received three 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, the second ran from September 1, 2015 -August 31, 2017; and the third runs from September 1, 2017-August 31, 2019. 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.
The titles selected for the second grant cycle and available on online are:
- New Haven Journal and Courier, 1880-1908
- Newtown Bee, 1877-1909
- Waterbury Evening Democrat, 1887-1908
Note: Each title listed above has name changes throughout the run. You can see all variants at: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Connecticutðnicity=&language=