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 Project 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 two year cycles. The Connecticut State Library has received four NEH grants as part of the National Digital Newspaper Project, and is currently in its 4th grant cycle (2019-2021), with previous grants being awarded in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Since 2013 the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has digitized over 300,000 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 in each grant cycle. All titles from our previous three grant cycles are available online in the Chronicling America database. Please see Titles Digitized for a list of titles digitized during each grant cycle.