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The Connecticut State Library has received four 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;  the third ran from September 1, 2017-August 31, 2019, and the fourth will run from September 1, 2019-August 31, 2021.  This last award was made in the amount of $258,711, bringing our total granted for this project to $1, 103, 281.  Each grant allows the Connecticut State Library to add 100,000 pages, digitized from microfilm of newspapers published in Connecticut between 1690-1963, to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America newspaper database.

Which newspapers have been selected for digitization? 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 and second grant cycles. These titles are now online in the Chronicling America database:


The Advisory Board selected the following titles for the third grant and they are now online in the Chronicling America database:



Italian Language

African American