Welcome to CT Digital Newspaper Project

The Connecticut State Library has received four awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grants to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers. These grants resulted in the creation of the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), which manages all aspects of the grant project and works in conjunction with NEH and the Library of Congress to deliver the digitized newspapers in each grant cycle. To date the Connecticut State Library has been awarded over $1 million in funds to digitize 100,000 pages of microfilmed newspaper per grant cycle. The current cycle, our fourth, runs from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021. The list of titles being digitized during this cycle can be found below. To learn more about the project, please see Project Overview.

CDNP staff and the Advisory Board selected the following titles for digitization during the fourth grant. They will be available in the Library of Congress database Chronicling America by Fall 2021:

  • The Litchfield County Post, 1826-1829
  • The Litchfield Enquirer, 1829-1881 (a continuation of The Litchfield County Post)
  • La Sentinella, 1931-1948 (this completes the entire run of this title started in the last grant round)
  • Waterbury Democrat, 1931-1946 (this expands coverage of previous Waterbury Democrat papers digitized)