Connecticut State Library Receives 6th Grant Award for Newspaper Digitization
The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has received a supplemental award of $259,644 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers through the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) over the next two years. This grant brings the total award amount the State Library has received for the project to $1.5 million. The digital images will be included in the Library of Congress’ freely available newspaper site Chronicling America.
“We are thrilled the National Endowment for the Humanities has selected the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) at the State Library for additional grant funding,” said State Librarian Deborah Schander. “With each supplemental grant, we can continue adding Connecticut events and voices to the Chronicling America database, which is used by countless researchers and individuals across the country and the world. Thanks to NEH funding, we have digitized close to 500,000 pages and will continue adding tens of thousands more in the next two years.”
Following the NDNP guidelines, the grant will allow Connecticut to add another 100,000 pages, digitized from microfilm of newspapers published in the state between 1690 and 1963. The CDNP Advisory Board will meet to select the newspapers to be scanned.
Please visit the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project website for information on titles that have been digitized to date, as well as blogs, guides and other resources.
In addition, the Connecticut State Library’s Newspapers of Connecticut digital collection is available online in the Connecticut Digital Archive.