Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project Digitizes Norwich Bulletin 1914-1916

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 9, 2014

Contact: Gail Hurley (860) 704-2222 Gail.Hurley@ct.gov

Contact : Jane Cullinane (860)757-6524 Jane.Cullinane@ct.gov .

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project Digitizes Norwich Bulletin 1914-1916

The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has digitized the Norwich Bulletin from January 1, 1914 – December 31, 1916 as part of a grant received from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2013 to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers. The digital images of the Norwich Bulletin are now included in the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/. Browse the Norwich Bulletin at http://1.usa.gov/1vwIJO6.

This grant allows Connecticut to add 100,000 pages, digitized from microfilm of newspapers published in the state between 1836 and 1922. The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project Advisory Board selected the Norwich Bulletin, Bridgeport Evening Farmer and its successor publication, the Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer for the time period of 1910-1922. These papers will provide news about such topics as the effects of WWI in Connecticut, information about social life, births, marriages, divorces, illnesses, the return of veterans, accidents, and deaths, information about labor, industrialization and immigration.

The remaining content from the time period chosen for the Norwich Bulletin and Bridgeport Evening Farmer will be added to Chronicling America on an ongoing basis through 2014 and 2015.

The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. Our mission is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut’s history and heritage to advance the development of library services statewide. Visit the State Library at www.ctstatelibrary.org | http://www.museumofcthistory.org/ | http://twitter.com/LibraryofCt | http://www.facebook.com/CtStateLibrary | http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctarchives/

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov. National Digital Newspaper Program http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-pro… Grants support the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from all states and U.S. territories.

Robert W. Kinney Outreach Services Librarian Connecticut State Library 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 860-757-6668 FAX: 860-757-6503 Robert.Kinney@ct.gov www.ctstatelibrary.org

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