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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Frederick Douglass ca. 1847
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Celebrating Black History Month, Part I: Slavery and Abolition

In honor of Black History Month, we will highlight, in a series of articles, recent projects in the Division of Preservation and Access dealing with various aspects of African American history.

Posted: February 4, 2013
NDNP 2012 Annual Conference Lightning Talks
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Video of National Digital Newspaper Program Lightning Round Talks 2012

Video of Lightning Round talks from our 2012 National Digital Newspaper Program conference are available for viewing here.


Posted: January 25, 2013
Scanning Arizona Digital Newspaper Project QR Code
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Chronicling America Dispatches: Scanning for Arizona's History

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (ASLAPR) has recently embarked on a project to create Quick Response (QR) Codes for quick access to twelve of its more widely recognized Arizona historic newspapers. 

Posted: January 22, 2013
“Great is Zion City, and Voliva is its Prophet”
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Turning the Page on the U.S. Newspaper Program (1982-2011), Part III: Illinois

To ensure that America’s historical newspapers will be available for its citizens, in 1982 the NEH created the United States Newspaper Program (USNP), a cooperative national effort.

Posted: November 29, 2012
Off to Get Votes for Women
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Chronicling America Dispatches: Oregon Paves the Way for Women's Suffrage

How one female newspaper editor fought for women's suffrage.

Posted: November 15, 2012
James Madison
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Looking Back as a Nation Votes

A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825 provides results for nearly 18,000 elections from the earliest years of our nation's history.

Posted: November 5, 2012
Southwest view of Old Swedes Church
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Graveyards, Haunted Halls, and What Remains

Three historic institutions rumored to be haunted, recently received Preservation Assistance Grants from the NEH.

Posted: October 26, 2012
Science of Self Defense (1867)
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Find it in the Archives!

October is American Archives Month, a national effort to raise awareness of the value of archives and archivists.

Posted: October 23, 2012
Angier's Petroleum Emulsion
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Chronicling America Dispatches: Alert the Social Media! Chronicling America brings history to virtual life

The headlines in Chronicling America may be old news, but thanks to online access and social media, they are virtually hot off the presses again.

Posted: October 5, 2012
Wet Materials Exercise
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Joining Forces: The Alliance for Response Pittsburgh Disaster Preparedness Cache

Part of a good preservation plan is being prepared for natural and man-made disasters.  However, many institutions do not have the resources, monetary or physical, to store disaster response supplies.

Posted: October 3, 2012