Project Overview

The Project

The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), run out of the Connecticut State Library, is a newspaper digitization project that works as part of the larger Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program to digitize historical newspapers for preservation and research use. 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 database. This national grant project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and grants are awarded in two0year cycles. The Connecticut State Library has received five NEH grants as part of the National Digital Newspaper Project, and is currently in its fifth grant cycle (2021-2023), with previous grants being awarded in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Since 2013, the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has digitized over 400,000 pages of historic Connecticut newspapers, all of which are freely available for use through Chronicling America.

The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has an Advisory Board, which assists project staff in selecting the newspaper titles to be digitized. Please see Titles Digitized for a complete list of titles digitized during each grant cycle.