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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

This video presents lectures from several scholars of historical digital research delivered at the National Digital Newspaper Program Awardee Conference in September 2013. Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond; Ryan Cordell and David Smith of Northeastern University; Ahmed Johnson of the Library of Congress.

The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and state projects to provide enhanced access to United States newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. NEH awards support state projects to select and digitize historically significant titles that are aggregated and permanently maintained by the Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, a prototype of the digital resource being produced through NDNP, is freely available to internet users everywhere. Users may search the digitized pages contributed by funded state projects and LC as well as consult a national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information to identify newspaper titles available in all types of formats. The directory was compiled through an earlier NEH initiative, the United States Newspaper Program.


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